Sri Lanka Malay Family Genealogy

Raden Thurtho Perma Jayah - Family # 120 aide-de-camp to the King of Java and one of the 24 Noblemen deported by the Dutch to Ceylon in 1747.

Tuan Branudeen Jayah, Dr. 1890-1960

Tuan Branudeen Jayah, famously known as TB Jayah, was a prominent member of the Malay Muslim community in Sri Lanka. He was born on Jan-1-1890 at Galagedara. Educated at St. Thomas’ College, Modera he passed the Cambridge Junior Examination and won a scholarship to study in England. He was a trained teacher by profession having passed his London Bachelor of Arts examination in 1911. He was teaching at the Prince of Wales College at Moratuwa, Dharmaraja College, Kandy, and subsequently at Ananda College, Colombo. Held the position of Chairman, Samasta Lanka Guru Sangamaya.

Wapchi Marikar transferred the management of Zahira College to the Executice Committee of the Maradana Mosque. This committee appointed T.B.Jayah as the Principal of Zahira College in 1921.

TB Jayah was an educationalist and an ideal Muslim fit to train the rising generation of Muslim youth in the country. His knowledge of Islamic history was vast. The Execeutive Committee gave him their fullest cooperation, both morally and financially, to continue the development of Zahira College. His salary paid by the Government for the Principalship being insufficient, the Executive Committee of the Maradana Mosque paid a thousand Rupees per month out of its own fund as a supplementary income, both for him and his staff.

TB Jayah strengthened the teaching staff of the school with highly qualified graduates and established a hostel for the students. Many of the present day older Muslims are products of Zahira College under TB Jayah. His schemes of building extension were supported by the Muslims. He was also the Manager of Hameedia School and Denham Muslim School.

Jayah took up to active politics and was elected the third member the the All Island Muslim Electorate in the Legislative Council, amongst a field of four, in the periods, 1924-1931 and 1936-1947. He led a Muslim deputation to London in support of adequate communal representation for the Muslims in the Legislature. He was also the President of the All Ceylon Muslim League for many years. He was an appointed member of the State Council from 1936 to 1945 and subsequently in 1947 was elected to the first Parliament as the second member of the Colombo Central electorate (1947-1952). He was appointed Minister of Labour in the first cabinet of Ceylon under the first Prime Minister, the Hon. D.S.Senanayake in 1947-1952.

Inexplicably, in spite of his efficiency, he was prematurely appointed the High Commissioner of Ceylon in Pakistan where he endeared himself to its people and Government. He was conferred a doctorate by the University of Karachi in recognition of his services. On his return to Ceylon he was appointed Member of the Fourth Parliament of Ceylon as representative of the Malays in recognition of his services to the United national Party in the General Elections of that year.

He also held the prestigious position of President of many Malay Associations. During the second World War, when the Zahira College buildings were commandeered by the Military for occupation of troops, he opened branches of Zahira College in Gampola, Alutgama, Slave Island and Matale.

He passed away at Madinah Al-Munawwarah on 31-May-1960, prior to performing Hajj, where he was visiting with the objective of acquiring a building to house the pilgrims from Ceylon. He is buried in the Jennathul Bakiya where many Muslim Martyrs from the time of the Prophet have been laid to rest.

TB Jayah was a member of the following Association Commissions and Committees:-

PATRON

1.      Kandy Malay Association

2.      Muslim Library and Association

3.      Panadura Muslim Association

4.      Weligama Muslim Association

5.      Young Men’s Muslim Association

VICE PATRON

1.      Fine Arts Society (1941)

2.      Galle Mahajana Sabha

3.      New Entrants Teachers Muslim Conference (1939)

MEMBER

1.      Ayurvedic Commission

2.      Board of Education (1926,1929,1935,1938)

3.      Board of Education (newly constituted, 1939)

4.      Board of Examiners

5.      Board of Indian Immigration Labor (1930)

6.      Board of Review on Income Tax (1932,1935,1938,1941,1944)

7.      Buildings Grant Sub-Committee (1936)

8.      Committee to Report on (1) Bill to incorporate Parameswara College (2) Hindu Board of Education

9.      Dowbiggin Memorial Committee (1936)

10. Education Department Reorganization Committee

11. Education Commission

12. Executive Committee, St. Thomas’ College Old Boys Association (1941)

13. Hambantota Land Settlement Commission

14. Hambantota Colonization Board (1939,1941,1942)

15. Headmasters Conference (1940,1941 as President)

16. Holidays Ordinance Committee

17. Jawatte Burial Grounds Committee

18. Judicial Appointments Committee

19. Muslim Deputation to the Donoughmore Commission

20. Muslim Electorate Committee

21. Muslim Education Commission

22. Muslim Marriage Law Committee (1941)

23. Muslim Property Law Committee

24. Motor Amendment Sub-Committee

25. Payment to Witnesses and Jurors Committee

26. Powers of Council Commission

27. Sub-Committee on Technical Departments and Technical Colleges (1927)

28. Scout Council (1941)

29. Teachers Pension Rules Sub-Committee

30. Teachers Salaries Scheme Sub-Committee

31. University Commission (1928)

32. University Council (1939,1942)

33. Unofficial Visitor to Hospitals and Dispensaries (1935,1936)

34. Wakfs Ordinance Amendment Committee (1933)

GUEST LIST AT THE WEDDING OF TB JAYAH’S OLDEST DAUGHTER, GNEI ROWENA JAYAH WHO MARRIED EC AHLIP

Messrs DH Kotelawala, Dudley Senanayake, Samarakody, HW Amarasuriya, Dr & Mrs AP de Soyza, Rev & Mrs Dalby, Mr & Mrs L Mac Robison, Professor Pakeman, Professor & Mrs Sundaralingam, Mr & Mrs Perisunderam, Mr & Mrs A Mahadeva, Sri Pathmanathan & Son, Mr & Mrs J Thangarajah, Mr & Mrs GG Ponnambalam, Mr & Mrs A Nadesan, Mr & Mrs JN Jinendradasa, Mr & Mrs Rajapathirana, Mr & Mrs Weerasinghe, Mr & Mrs CV Dias, Messrs MWH de Silva, ACM Ameer, NDH Abdul Careem, S Marikar-Bawa, EO Abdul Wahid, Mr & Mrs James Joseph, Mr & Mrs CL Marikar (Balangoda), Mrs Wodeman, Miss GF Opie, Capt & Mrs Nugawela, Dr & Mrs MWH de Silva, Dr Ratnapala, Messrs RFS De Mel, ARA Razik (later Sir Razik Fareed), M Mahroof, Faleel Caffoor, AHM Ismail, SLM Hashim, Abdul Hameed, GBM Hussain, ML Habeeb, Abdul Rahuman (Muhamdiram), Mr & Mrs Mukherjee, JH De Saram, WR Watson, Mr & Mrs HS Perera, Messrs AC Mohamedo, ACL Abdul Cader, MIM Haniffa, MMI Kariapper, MMA Raheem (Proctor), Razeen (Proctor), Mr & Mrs SJC Kadirgamar, Mr & Mrs Ismail (ASP), Mr & Mrs RSS Gunawardena, Messrs Cunji Moosa, Mohideen Cader Ghany, Abdul Cader, MACM Sally, MV Khan, CB Meedin, AC Samsudeen, ML Ghouse, Abubacker (Proctor), MUM Saleem (Proctor), MS Cassim (Proctor), MK Cassim (Proctor), Mr & Mrs Tiruchelvam, Mr & Mrs JM Abeysekera, Mr & Mrs MR Pieris, Messrs Raymond Perera, CE Perera (Proctor), Dr EV Rutnam, Dr & Mrs HM Pieris, Mr & Mrs ACG Wijekoon, Mrs GS Wodeman, Dr (Mrs) Rutnam, Dr & Mrs Drahaman, Mr & Mrs Zahier Lye, Mr & Mrs BS Lye, Messrs David, Tagore, Beauchamp, MB Noordeen, B Jumar Bahar, B Johar Bahar, Mr & Mrs NP Pillai, Mr & Mrs Mathew, Messrs FX Pereira, Vythalingam, AP Jayasuriya, Jayaweera (Gampaha), George de Silva, K Balasingham, Mr & Mrs P Saravanamuttu, K Adamaly, Adamjee Lukmanjee, Dacood Hussain Alibhoy, MANK Coomaraswamy

GUEST LIST AT THE WEDDING OF TB JAYAH’S THIRD DAUGHTER, GNEI GUNARA JAYAH WHO MARRIED TJ DOLE (Sub Inspector)

Mr & Mrs Mahadeva and daughter, Justice EAL Wijewardena, Sir Macan Markar, Messrs EW Perera, , Kotelawala, MHM Samsudeen, AV Macan Markar, Mr & Mrs Ponnambalam, Lady Ramanathan, Mr & Mrs Natesan, Mr & Mrs Raja Hewavitarne, Dr AP de Zoysa, Dr & Mrs MCM Kaleel, Mr & Mrs Peri Sunderam, Mr & Mrs SLM Hashim, Mr & Mrs S Marikar Bawa, Mr & Mrs AA Deane, Messrs YM Naina Marikar, WM Hassim, Mr & Mrs Abdul Wahid, Mr & Mrs Jinendradasa and daughter in law, Mr & Mrs EW Kannangara, Dr & Mrs GC Mendis, Mr & Mrs HS Perera, Mr & Mrs Jayasinghe, Mr Ramasamy Reddiar, Mr HE Weerasuriya KC, Messrs JA Cuttilan, BD Amit, ILM Mashoor, MA Bari, HM Khalid, Dr SL Navaratne, Dr MWH de Silva, Hon SWRD Bandaranaike, Mr HW Amarasuriya (late arrival), Messrs KSAbdul Ghany, K Alvapillai, CB Meedin, Zahira College Staff, Hameedia School Staff, Advocate Syed Ahmed & Mrs Ahmed, Proctor FJ Botejue, Proctor MUM Saleem, Proctor MLA Saleem, Proctor ARM Razeen, Maulana Brothers, Proctor AC Mohamed JPUM, Proctor ACM Abdul Cader, Proctor MMA Raheem, Deputy Excise Commissioner Sinnethamby, Mrs IA Senanayake, Concy & Patsy, Messrs MACM Sally, OLM Samsudeen, RMA Raheem, Mr & Mrs Zahier Lye, Mr & Mrs ME Akbar, Mr & Mrs BC Ahlip, Mr & Mrs HE Ahamath, Mr & Mrs M Ismail (ASP), Mr & Mrs NP Pillai, Mr & Mrs SJA Doray, Mr & Mrs ANP Jainudeen, Mr & Mrs DS Gunasekera, EC Holsinger, ACE Wanigesekera, TP Laxana, Mr & Mrs TK Burah & Family, Mr & Mrs MH Amath, Rasheed Jayah, Murad Jayah, Mr S Kithcilan, Mr & Mrs TY Burah and family, Mr & Mrs TH Dole, Mr & Mrs MN Lye, Mr & Mrs ZD Musafer.

LOCATIONS AT WHICH TB JAYAH RESIDED AND RENTS PAID FOR THEM DURING HIS LIFETIME

1.      1915: Nelson Place, Colombo 6 – Rs 35.00

2.      Station Road, Colombo 6 – Rs 45.00

3.      Opposite Wellawatte Police Station – Rs 25.00

4.      Lauries Road, Colombo 4 – Rs 50.00

5.      Dematagoda (“Ebenezer”) – Rs 55.00

6.      Temple Road, Colombo 10 – Rs 75.00

7.      Ward Place, Colombo 7 – Rs 60.00

8.      Dematagoda, Mount Pleasant – Rs 85.00

9.      Dematagoda “Ebenezer” – Rs 100.00 – Rs 140.00

10. 1928 November: Lauries Road, Colombo 4 (“St Bernards”) – Rs 150.00

11. 1930: Stafford Place (“Fairlight”) – Rs 150.00

12. 1952: Campbell Terrace, Colombo 10 (“Sirisevana”) – Rs 140.00

13. April 1934-March 1935: Cotta Road, Borella, Colombo 8 (“Nova Casa”) – Rs 165.00

14. April 1935: Fifth Lane, Colombo 3 (“Argyle”) – Rs 150.00

15. April 1937: Galle Road, Colombo 3 (“Parnis”) –

16. Skelton Road, Havelock Town, Colombo 5 (“Shipton”) – Rs 150.00

17. No 2 Fairfield Gardens, Colombo 8 – Rs 60.00

18. Bungalow belonging to “MT” during the war period and later Sir Henry Kotelawala

19. Rajagiriya “The Hague” – Rs 200.00

20. No 2 Fairfield Gardens, Borella, Colombo 8 – Rs 60.00

21. No 15, Fairfield Gardens, Cotta Road, Borella, Colombo 8 – Rs 90.00

22. No 6 Fairfield Gardens, Cotta Road, Borella, Colombo 8 – Rs 100.00, Rs 128.00, Rs 118.00

23. 1944: No 28, Pendennis Avenue, Colpetty, Colombo 3 – Rs 390.00

CAR

TB Jayah was the proud owner of a brand new Ford Prefect car bearing registration plate number CE 392 on May 25 1940. The total cost of the car was Rs 3,350 of which he initially paid one-fourth cash down and the balance spread over eighteen months. The initial payment with insurance was Rs 586.25. The man’s standing was such that the company did not request for any guarantors.

Mohammed Murad Jayah

Mohammed Murad Jayah, son of Tuan Arifeen Jayah (Mackinnon Mackenzie & Co Ltd.,) and Nona Sulaiha Packeer, was born on May 14, 1921, at No.11, Saunders Court, Colombo 2.

He attended the Madarasa of Wekande Mosque, in 1927, under Non Junoos Alim and subsequentky entered Zahira College, Maradana in February , 1929.

In December 1936, he passed the Cambridge Junior Examination with Distinctions in Arithmetic, Elementary Mathematics, Latin and Physics, and in December 1937, he passed the Cambridge Senior Examination with Distinctions in Elementary Mathematics, Latin, Physics and Chemistry obtaining a Firts Division. In 1938 he was unanimously elected Speaker of the College Majlis.

In February 1939, Mohammed Murad Jayah walked away with the following prizes at the Zahira College Prize Giving:-

1. Cambridge Senior First Division Prize

2. Senior Essay Prize

3. Umbichy Memorial Senior Mathematics Prize

4. W.M.Abdul Rahman Memorial Senior Latin Prize

5. Saleh Macan-Markar memorila Prize for Senior Science

6. Senior History Prize

7. Majlis Crescent

8. Scolarship Crescent

In March 1939 he was awarded the Saleh Macan-Markar University Scholarship and in July of that year entered the Ceylon University College.

He passed the London Intermediate in Science in June 1940 with Distinctions in Pure Mathematics, Advanced Mathematics, Chemistry and a Higher Credit in Physics. In June 1943 Murad Jayah passed the Bsc (Hons) Physics and came first in the Island at the examination. He was then awarded the Government Scholarship in Science, tenable at a University in the United Kingdom and the University Research Studentship in Physics. He was the first Muslim student to gain this honourable distinction.

From 1941 to 1945 he worked as the Assistant Demonstrator in Physics at the University of Ceylon.

In April 1945, Murad Jayah was appointed Assistant Divisional Transportation Superintendent in the Ceylon Government Railway, being the first Muslim to receive an executive appointment in the Railway. he left for the UK, for training with the British Railway, and in 1949 and 1950 he travelled widely in Europe. He passed the Associate Membership Examination of the Institute of Mechanical Engineers and was the first Ceylon Muslim to become a Chartered Mechanical Engineer. He returned to Ceylon in 1950.

Between 1957 and his retirement, in October 1962 on the language policy of the Government, Murad Jayah was appointed District Superintendent, Upper District, and later Northern & Eastern Districts. In march 1963 he was appointed Deputy General Manager, Sugar Corporation, but in July resigned in protest against political interference.

In 1961 and 1962 Murad Jayah was elected Chairman of the Society for Psychological Research. Since May 1965 as Secretary, ceylon Malay Research Organization he devoted his full time honorary service to the Sri Lankan Malay Community.

Murad Jayah, an intellectual with the highest academic qualifications, carries his learning very lightly. His wide experiences of men and matters and his unflinching dedication to any task deem it necessary that his valued services should be made available to the Muslim Community in Sri Lanka, in particular.

1 Raden Thurtho Perma Jayah

....2  Raden Kirthi Wangsa Jayah          

..........3  Thurtho Nahar Jayah     

 

................4  Thurtho Sraheen Jayah      

 

......................5  Perma Jayah        

 

............................6  (Pitche) Barisdeen Jayah + Gnogne Kemmass Artharie        

..................................7  Name Not Known

..................................7  Name Not Known

..................................7  Name Not Known

..................................7  Name Not Known

..................................7  Name Not Known

..................................7  Name Not Known

 

..................................7  Cassim Jayah + Nona Jayah Sourjah

........................................8  Tuan Arifeen Jayah b:1885, d:2-Jun-1943 + Nona Sulaiha Packeer

..............................................9  Mohamed Murad Jayah 1921 + Nona Vaseela Salay  

....................................................10  Gnie Camarul Hafeela Jayah + Mas Thassim Ramjan Akbar (130,227)

……………………………………11  Amin Akbar

……………………………………11  Ayesha Akbar

....................................................10  Gnei Afid Quraisha Jayah    

....................................................10  Muhammad Hussain Jayah

..............................................9  Mohamed Rasheed Jayah           

..............................................9  Mohamed Hisham Jayah + Nona Juwitha, d: May 17 2012
                                                    10  Dharshani Jayah + T K Ahamat

                                                    10  Ariffin Jayah + Razeena

                                                    10  Noorani Jayah
                                                    10  Hajirin Jayah + Sherina
                                                    10  Salahuddin Jayah Neli
                                                    10  Sajrafuddin Jayah (USA)

JAYAH - NONA JUWITHA - Beloved wife of the late Hisham Jayah, loving mother of Dharshani, Ariffin, the late Noorani, Hajirin, Salahuddin, Sdjrafudin (U.S.A.), mother-in-law of T.K. Ahamat, Razeena, Sherina, Neli, expired. Janaza leaves residence No.34B, Kolonnawa Road, New Town, Gothatuwaat 9.30 a.m. today, for Burial to Battaramulla Muslim Burial Ground. 128598  DN May 18 2012

..............................................9  Gnei Zahira Jayah + Ahamat        

..............................................9  Gnei Raheela Jayah + Bongso    

..............................................9  Gnei Fareena Jayah + Meedin    

..............................................9  Gnei Chintari Jayah + Azoor

 

........................................8  Tuan Brahanudeen Jayah, Dr. b:1-Jan-1890, m:20-Nov-1915, d:31-May-1960 + Gnei Jerraie Burah, b:20-May-1897 at Galle, d:1954 (she was educated at Gampola mixed School, Lindula Tamil School, Kandy Girls High School, & Kurunegala Convent – her mother passed away on 18-Jun-1943) (245)

..............................................9  Gnei Rowena Jayah, b:1917 + E.C. Ahlip BA (Lon), m:12-Jul-1940   

....................................................10  Yasmin Ahlip + Nouman Suby d:2000 (196)

....................................................10  Mumtaz Ahlip + Anil Rambukwella, Captain, Air Lanka (div)

..........................................................11  Captain Nimal Rambukwella (Sri Lankan Airlines)

..........................................................11  Indira Rambukwella + Amarasekera

-------------------------------10  *2nd Spouse of Mumtaz Ahlip: + Hamza Deane (154)

....................................................10  Yolande Ahlip + Alston Koch (Australia)

....................................................10 [4]  Firdausi (Maiyo) Ahlip + [5] Shihan Dole (130,131) (Australia)

..........................................................11  [6] son       

..........................................................11  [7] daughter          

....................................................10  [1] Imara Ahlip + [2] Shiraz Dole (130,131) (Australia)

..........................................................11  [3] Asmara Dole

..........................................................11 [8] Sorayaa Dole

....................................................10  Sayang Ahlip + Ameen Deane (154)

 

..............................................9  Gnei Razeena Jayah, b:14-Jun-1918 + M.H. Amit, MP, m:22-Nov-1940

....................................................10  Fawzia Amit

....................................................10  Zarina Amit

....................................................10  Brahanudeen Amit

....................................................10  Sherill Amit

 

..............................................9  Tuan (Tony) Anwar Jayah, d:1999 + Maas Mooda Mariam Sallay, (d/o Dr. TKA Sally & Sabina Akbar), m:6-Jun-1943

....................................................10 Shahnaz Jayah + Fouzul Khalid

..........................................................11 Scherouza Khalid

 

..............................................9  Gnei Gunara Jayah + Dole T.J., Sub-Inspector of Police stationed at Badulla, m:30-Jan-1943 (130)

....................................................10 [8] Arnadani Dole

....................................................10 [2] Shiraz Dole + [1] Imara Jayah (Australia)

..........................................................11 [3] Asmara Dole

..........................................................11 [8] Sorayaa Dole

....................................................10 [5] Shihan Dole + [4] Firdausi (Maiyo) Ahlip (Australia)

..........................................................11 [6] son        

..........................................................11 [7] daughter

 

..............................................Tuan Cassim Maznavi Jayah + Zanoora Burah (245)

....................................................10  Husseini Branudeen Jayah (Australia)

                                                    10  Jerrie Jayah d:Feb 22 2009 + Name Not Known

                                                         11  Shamali + Saliya Dharmasena

                                                         11  Jaleel (Ashraf)

....................................................10  Kitchil Jayah (Australia)

....................................................10  Nisthar (Zerni) Jayah

....................................................10  Nishana Jayah

....................................................10  Kitchilan (Nichi) Jayah

....................................................10  Fuweiza Jayah

                                                    10  Ibrahim Jayah

                                                    10  Anver Jayah

....................................................10  Ramliya Jayah + Careem 

JAYAH JERRIE Dearly beloved mother of Shamali and Jaleel (Ashraf), adored mother-in-law of Saliya Dharmasena, affectionate daughter of late Masnavi and Zanora Jayah, loving sister of Husseini (Australia), Kitchil (Australia), Nisthar, Nishana, Kitchilan, Fuweiza, Ibrahim, Anver and Ramliya Careem, sister-in-law of Maureen, Shakila, Dilrukshi, Jisthi, Roshani, Mohamed and Nazly, expired on 22nd February. Janaza took place the same day at Dehiwala Muslim Burial Ground. 28A/A, Gnanathilaka Road, Mt.Lavinia. SO Mar 22 2009

..............................................Gnei Sabreena Jayah

 

..............................................Tuan Thalip Jayah + Indres

 

              9  Tuan Arifeen Jayah (18.8.1924/21.12,1985) + Nona Saphina Sinnen (aka Chittle) (10.2.1923/10.4.2002) (324)

10  Gnei Hanina (jean) + Tuan Mohamed Thajudeen Girsy, from Ragama

     11  Hisham Girsy (Jerome) + Lakmini, Dubai

     11  Shan Girsy (Jeramy) + Soharni Aniff, Australia

10  Gnei Zareena (Jenny) Jayah

10   Gnei Marina (Heshry) + Dulip Roohan Oumar (Ronnie), of Kotte

     11  Dinara Shamina Oumar, Dubai

     11  Gulam Reshan Oumar

10  Tuan Mohamed Imtiaz Jayah (Jeffry) (15.5.1961/26.11.1979)

10  Yasmin (Jilska) Jayah + Fahmy Makeen, of Milagiriya Avenue, Bambalapitiya, Colombo 4,  (Canada)

     11  Nazreena Shenali Makeen

     11  Mohamed Shamil Makeen

 

........................................Devi Madani Jayah

 

........................................Tuan Barisdeen Jayah


 

JAYAH - GNEI FITHRA (PITTO)  - Wife of late Muhara Jayah, mother of Hareena (Srilankan Airlines), mother-in-law of Raden Adjumain (Lake House), grandmother of Azraa (Bishop's College), & Ridhwan (Wesley College) thank all relatives friends & neighbours who attended the Janaza on 07th April 2007. 8/22, Raja Mawatha, Kotte. SO Apr 15 2007.