Seyed Ali Zahir Moulana Politician
Seyed Ali Zahir Moulana (born June 25, 1956) is a popular Sri Lankan politician. He has been politically active since 1988, and was Member of Parliament from August 19, 1994 to December 5, 2001, and from April 9, 2004 to June 23, 2004, under the label of the United National Party. Moulana is currently the Minister of Economic Affairs for the Sri Lankan Embassy to the United States. He is most noted for his extensive contribution to the peace process of Sri Lanka, especially in the Eastern region of the island nation, and also for his controversial role of aiding the renegade LTTE commander Colonel Karuna in fleeing from the east to the capital city of Colombo, and his resignation from the Parliament of Sri Lanka thereafter. His role in the Karuna affair has now proven to be a key component to peace in Sri Lanka, as the renegade leader Colonel Karuna, has moved into the democratic mainstream of Sri Lanka by starting up his own party, the TamilEela Makkal Viduthalai Pulikal, and later became a Minister in the ruling government party, United People's Freedom Alliance. Moulana was born in Eravur, a village about 9 miles east of Batticaloa, and was educated at the prestigious St.
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Sri Lanka Freedom Party
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The Sri Lanka Freedom Party is one of the major political parties in Sri Lanka. It was founded by S.W.R.D Bandaranaike in 1951 and, since then, has been one of the two largest parties in the Sri Lankan political arena. It first came to power in 1956 and since then has been the predominant party in government on a number of occasions. The party is generally considered as having a socialist or progressive economic agenda and is often associated with hard-line nationalist Sinhala parties. The Sri Lanka Freedom Party is currently a part of the UPFA, the current ruling party of Sri Lanka. The current leader of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party is Hon. Mahinda Rajapaksa, the current president of Sri Lanka.