Fazli Sameer

The author, Fazli Sameer, son of the late MT Sameer and Ryhan Rasheed,

was born in 1948, in Bambalapitiya, Colombo-4, and was educated in the English Medium at Royal Primary School (1953-58) and Royal College (1959-66), and the University of Colombo (1967-69) and thereafter with IBM to pursue a professional course in Computer Science.

His employment covered stints at Chartered Bank in Colombo (1969-79), Citibank in the Middle East (1979-1999), Al Faisaliah Group in Saudi Arabia (1999-2008), all in Information Technology, and subsequently in Business & IT Consulting thereafter.

Since 1979, Fazli has also been engaged in researching, collecting, and publishing genealogy data of all Sri Lankan communities. He published, Family Tree Data: Genealogical Tables of Sri Lankan Muslims in 1996, and currently manages the Sri Lanka Genealogy Website on the internet.