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Prof. M. Sornarajah to deliver Dr. A. M. A. Azeez Memorial Oration

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The Dr. A.M.A. Azeez Commemoration Meeting and the Memorial Oration will be held on February 17 (Saturday) at 9.45 a.m. at the Ghaffoor Hall, Zahira College, 406, Orabi Pasha Mawatha, Colombo 10.

Emeritus Law Professor, National University of Singapore Prof. M. Sornarajah will deliver the Oration on the subject of ‘The Law in the Speeches of Senator Azeez, the Muslim Tamil Leader of Ceylon, and its Present Significance’. Capt. A.G.A. Barrie, International Project Consultant and M. C. Rasooldeen, Editor of Colombo Times will also speak at the meeting.

The Meeting will be jointly chaired by Dr. A.M.A. Azeez Foundation President Khalid M. Farouk and National President of the All Ceylon YMMA Conference Ihsaan A. Hameed.

Prof. Sornarajah had his primary and secondary education at Royal College, Colombo. He entered the Ceylon University and graduated with LL.B (First Class Honours) and was a Lecturer in the Law Faculty. He obtained his Master’s Degree LL.M at the Yale Law School, U.S.A., LL.M and Ph.D at King’s College, London University.

He was Head of the Law School at the Tasmania University. During his sabbatical leave he spent a year at Cambridge University and wrote a book on the International Law on Foreign Investment, which established him in this field. He obtained the LL.D at the London University for his published research in international law.

In 1986, he relocated to Singapore as Professor of Law at the National University of Singapore. After retirement he continued to teach there. He has been teaching Law at Universities in the US, Canada, Brazil, China, India and many other parts of the world. He built up a practice as a lawyer in international investment law and appeared for several states of the world, and still works as an arbitrator in cases involving disputes between states and multinational companies.

Prof. Sornarajah is a leading academic in his field and excelled in his profession internationally.

All are welcome.

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