Welcome to the Website of the Dr. A.M.A.
Dr. Azeez was born and had his childhood and entire schooling in Jaffna.
He graduated with honours from the University of London. He set out on
an academic career as a historian and proceeded to the University of
Cambridge on a Government Scholarship, but returned early to pursue an
administrative career by joining the prestigious Ceylon Civil Service as
the first Muslim civil servant.
Dr. Azeez was an eminent educationist, efficient administrator, erudite
learned scholar in English and Tamil, brilliant orator and writer,
visionary and dedicated community worker. He was Principal of Zahira
College, Senator and Member of the Public Service Commission. He was an
undisputed Muslim leader of Sri Lanka and was honoured as a National
Hero. He founded the Ceylon Muslim Scholarship Fund and the All-Ceylon
Young Men's Muslim Association Conference which have rendered yeoman
Dr. Azeez's scholarly and literary contributions will be of great
benefit to the academic and intellectual world as well as to the general
readers locally and internationally through this Website.
Dr. Azeez was an Iconic Nation Builder and his achievements have left
lasting footprints in the sands of time.