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Late senior broadcaster A. R.M. Jiffry remembered

Book launching ceremony at late A. R. M. Jiffry memorial meeting
Book launching ceremony at late A. R. M. Jiffry memorial meeting

Sri Lanka Broadcasters’ Association organized a memorial meeting and a book launching ceremony of Senior Broadcaster and Principal A. R. M. Jiffry at Dehiwala Shahran Banquet Hall on 01.03.2020. This event was presided over by U. L Yakoob, senior journalist and broadcaster attached to the Tamil Channel of the Rupavahini Corporation. Commemorative speeches were made by Dr. Ganesha Moorthi, Senior Lecturer, University of Colombo and Broadcaster B. H. Abdul Hameed. At the event a book was launched about the life and times of late A.R.M Jiffry. Thoughts of more than 40 broadcasters, friends and his colleagues were included in this book.

The book review was by A.M Thaj from SLBC. A poem was recited about the late Jiffry by Poet Rafeek, Pirai FM Marketing Officer, SLBC. Further Irsad A. Cader addressed the gathering. All the Tamil electronic and print media personalities, Jiffry's family members participated in this event.

Senior lecturer Dr. Ganesha Moorthi said, Senior journalist, SLBC announcer and cricket commentator A.R.M. Jiffry passed away on 22.01.2020.

He has served as the Principal of several leading schools in Kalutara and Panadura. He was an old boy of Kalmunai Zahira College and Kalmunai Wesley College. The Education Ministry bestowed him with the Best Principal award. He Joined the SLBC in 1987 and functioned as a part-time announcer, news reader, presenter at the Sri Lanka Rupavahini Corporation, Tamil Service. He has served in the field of journalism for over 30 years. He has functioned as a Cricket commentator in Tamil at the SLBC and SLRC.

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