Welcome to the Website of the Dr. A.M.A. Azeez Foundation.

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 service.

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.