Sri Lankan author releases a book about Quaid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah

Sri Lankan author Chandana Wijekoon recently unveiled his latest book, “Ali Jinnah, Silver Voice of Asia,” at the Colombo International Book Fair. The event witnessed a remarkable sale of 6,000 copies, underscoring the enduring popularity of the subject, Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah, a pivotal figure in the creation of Pakistan. Wajid Hussain, the Deputy High Commissioner of Pakistan, graced the occasion as the chief guest, highlighting the strong ties between Pakistan and Sri Lanka.

The ceremony included a special address by Major General (retired) Prathap of Sri Lanka, who acknowledged Jinnah’s significant contributions to the Muslim community in the subcontinent. The book launch extended beyond the Colombo International Book Fair, with another ceremony held at St. John’s College. Rasanjali Jaya Tilka, the Deputy Principal of St. John’s College, commended Chandana Wijekoon for his latest work during the event.

The presence of writers, journalists, and senior civil and military officers underscored the widespread interest in the life and legacy of Muhammad Ali Jinnah. The deputy high commissioner of Pakistan expressed gratitude for the deep-rooted relationship between the two nations.

“Ali Jinnah, Silver Voice of Asia” delves into the life of Quaid-e-Azam, providing insights into his role as a prominent leader and advocate for the rights of Muslims in the Indian subcontinent. The substantial sales at the book fair indicate that Jinnah’s story continues to captivate and resonate with a diverse audience, transcending national boundaries and fostering cultural exchange between Sri Lanka and Pakistan.

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