Passing a vote of condolence on former
Digamadulla Member of Parliament and Deputy Minister of Social
Service late U. L. M. Mohideen, Leader of the House Nimal
Siripala de Silva said he was elected twice to the
Parliament and he served the people of the area well for 17
Before the vote of condolence the Speaker said
that there were 38 deceased Members of Parliament for whom votes
of condolence will have to be moved in the House. Therefore the
House could allocate only one hour for one person as agreed upon
at the Party Leaders meeting.
U. L. M. Mohideen had his primary education in
Batticaloa and later his secondary and higher studies at Zahira
College and Alexandra College. Later he entered the Law College.
He was a lawyer by profession. He was first a Pradeshiya Sabha
President of Samanthurai and later became a Member of
Parliament. He was fluent in three languages and was an example
for all who attended parliament waiting until the sittings were
Minister for Petroleum and Petroleum Resources
A. H. M. Fowzie said the late Deputy Minister U. L. M.
Mohideen was one of his schoolmates. Even before Mrs. Sirimavo
Bandaranaike joined the SLFP Lebbe was a member of the Party. He
was a practical peace maker and men of his calibre were very
Minister of Plan Implementation P. Dayaratne
said late U. L. M. Mohideen was concerned about his people.
He attended the District Coordinating Committees and attempted
to solve the problems within the District itself. He had a very
high regard of D. S. Senananyake and has Gal Oya Irrigation
Deputy Minister Plantation Crop Development
Hasen Ali said he was one of the senior politicians from his
area who had good qualities. Though he was a lawyer he served
the poor without charging fees for his services. It was pleasant
to listen to his speeches.
Minister for Irrigation Anver Ismail said the
Deputy Minister U. L. M, Mohideen played a pivotal role in the
social activities of Samanthurai and became a famous person.