Veteran politician Alavi Maulana passes away

Updated: 00:00 GMT, Jan 1, 1970 | Published: 09:39 GMT, Jun 16, 2016 |

Alavi Maulana, former Governor of the Western Province, Former Minister and Trade Union leader, passed away at the age of 84 at a private hospital in Colombo.

Seyed Ahmed Seyed Alavi Moulana (1 January 1932) was the 5th Governor of Western Province, having assumed office on 1 February 2002.

Entering politics in 1948 as a Trade Unionist, Moulana is a veteran Sri Lankan politician and leader. He is a member of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party; he was Cabinet Minister of Labour, and a Councilor in the Colombo Municipal Council.

He was the Senior Vice-President of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party and also a social and religious worker. He also served as acting Governor for Sabaragamuwa in 2009.