RTA Head Quarters in Colombo, Sri Lanka

Founders and Life Patron of RTA Sri Lanka

Flag Hoisting Ceremony

Flag Hoisting Ceremony

RTA Head Quarters (Old Building)

Muhiyadeen Jumma Masjid, Kapuwatte

Muhiyadeen Jumma Masjid, Kapuwatte

Rifayiya Ladies' Arabic College, Kapuwatte

Rifayiya Boys' Arabic College, Kapuwatte

Rifai Thareeq Association of Sri Lanka

The Rifai Thareeq Association (RTA) of Sri Lanka was founded in 1877 by His Eminence Seyyid Muhammed Yoosuf Rifai Thangal, at the Mohideen Mosque, Siripina Lane (now known as Rifai Thangal Lane), Colombo 12. He was the great grand-father of our present Rifai Moulana Al-Haj Muhammed Ashique Thangal. About 10 years later, his great grand-uncle established this Thareeqa at Kapuwatte, Weligama, where subsequently our Moulana’s grand-father built a Jumma Mosque.

Our Rifai Moulana and his forefathers, since 1877, have been rendering yeoman service to thousands of Sri Lankan muslims, helping them during their times of distress and difficulties by assisting them to seek solace in the teachings of the Holy Qur’an and in the traditions of the Holy Prophet Muhammed (on whom be peace and blessings). Thus, they have rendered 125 years of unbroken service to us through this Association.

Institutions managed by Rifai Thareeq Association

Muhiyaddeen Thakkiya, Colombo

Muhiyaddeen Thakkiya was established in 1877 by His Eminence Seyyid Muhammed Yoosuf Rifai Thangal who is the great grand-father of our present Rifai Moulana Al-Haj Muhammed Ashique Thangal .

Rifayiya Ladies' Arabic College, Kapuwatta

Rifayiya Ladies’ Arabic College was established in September 2003 with 35 students. While several institutions provide such education for boys, there are only few that cater to Muslim girls with...
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Muhiyaddeen Jumma Masjid, Kapuwatta

The Kapuwatta Jumma Mosque in Weligama, located in the Southern part of Sri Lanka, was re-built in 1887 by His Holiness the late Seyyad Muhammad Yoosuf Moulana Thangal, the founder of the Rifai Thareeqa...Read More

Rifayiya Boys' Arabic College, Kapuwatta

The Rifai Thareeqa commenced the Rifayiya Boys Arabic College in Kapuwatte in 2014 for boys. In the first year itself the demand for admission by prospective students has been high...