He created social unity
I was deeply saddened to hear of the demise of Sheikh Essa bin Mohammed Al Zedjali, chairman of MPPH and editor-in-chief of Times of Oman. The Times of Oman has been a very close friend of the Sri Lankan community and thereby Sheikh Essa bin Mohammed Al Zedjali, who played a key role to bring our community and the Times of Oman group together over the years. Sheikh Zedjali was a pioneer in English journalism and his demise has left an unfixable vacuum in the media. We convey our condolences to the bereaved family and his media colleagues. We pray for eternal peace for Sheikh Essa bin Mohammed Al Zedjali. May his soul rest in eternal bliss.
Asoka Girihagama, ambassador of Sri Lanka to the Sultanate of Oman