Overview

To build a better future, one must invest in the world’s future leaders. Eisenhower Fellows, already accomplished leaders in their own countries, expand their worldview and their impact through the Eisenhower Fellowships. With their help, the world will see greater progress toward becoming a global community. Message from our Chairman: General Colon L. Powell please visit www.eisenhowerfellowships.org

The Eisenhower Fellowship head office based in Philadelphia, U.S.A. houses staff led by its President, John S. Wolf, who was voted into office year 2004. They make up just a fraction of the wider network of individuals in the EF network.

One Sri Lankan Fellow Eran Wickramaratne 2004 SRP from 2009 to 2011. Chandra Jayaratne 1989 MNP was the first AAC member from Sri Lanka from 1998 to 2004 and then H.Dayananda Gunawardena 1986 MNP from 2004 to 2009.

History

Eisenhower Fellowships was founded in 1953 as a tribute to Dwight D. Eisenhower from his friends as he assumed the U.S. presidency. Its purpose and design reflect his conviction that greater understanding among individuals fosters greater understanding among nations, contributing to the peace and progress of all countries and all people.

From the start in 1953, Eisenhower Fellowships has been inspired by the belief that informed individuals are the hope of every nation and by a mandate to share knowledge with others around the globe. Some 1600 Fellows from 106 countries have participated in Eisenhower Fellowships since it’s founding. Of these 19 Sri Lankans who have represented Sri Lanka as part of the Multi National program (MNP) for Sri Lanka, which commenced in 1957, 4 Sri Lankans were nominated for the South Asia Single Region Program (SRP) in 2004, and one Sri Lankan is represented in the EF’s Alumni Advisory Council (AAC).

These travels expose Fellows to different ideas and innovations in their fields of interest. Representing a rich cross-section of politics and professions. Fellows also encounter a wide range of international perspectives. They end their trips connected to a network of leaders throughout the world.

Eisenhower Fellows of Sri Lanka

Name
Year
Title
Organization
Mr. Subramaniam Eassuwaren
2017
Vice Chairman
Eswaran Brothers Exports Pvt Ltd.
Mr. Chevaan Daniel
2017
Group Director
The Capital Maharaja Organization
Ms. Bhavani Fonseka
2015
Senior Researcher
Centre for Policy Alternatives
Mr. Nathan Sivagananathan
2015
Chief Growth Officer
MAS Holdings (Pvt) Limited
Mr. Harsha Purasinghe
2014
Founder & CEO, Microimage
Microimage Holdings (Pvt) Limited
Ms. Ruwanthie de Chickera
2014
Artistic Director
Stages Theatre Group
Ms. Heshma Wignaraja
2012
Director
Chitrasena Vajira Dance Foundation
Ms. Kanchana Weerakoon
2012
Founder/President
Eco Friendly Volunteers (ECO-V)
Mr. Saliya Pieris
2012
Senior Counsel/Chairman
Law Chambers of Saliya Pieris/CFPS School of Law
Dr Anuruddha Padeniya
2012
Consultant Pediatric Neurologist
Lady Ridgeway Hospital for Children
Mr Jayantha Fernando
2012
Program Director/Legal Advisor
ICT Agency of Sri Lanka (ICTA)
Mr.Harsha de Silva
2011
Member of Parliament
Government of Sri Lanka
Ms Manori Gunawardena
2010
Associate Scientist
Dilmah Conservation Trust
Dr. Ms. Susie Perera de Silva
2007
Director Policy Analysis & Development
Sri Lanka Ministry of Health
Mr Eran Wickramaratne
2004
Member
Sri Lankan Parliament
Mr Chrishantha Weliamuna
2004
Executive Director & Attorney-at-Law
Transparency International Sri Lanka
Dr Paikiasothy Saravanamuttu
2004
Executive Director
Centre for Policy Alternatives
Mrs Kala Peiris De Costa
2004
Executive Director
Siyath Foundation
Mr Nivard Ajith Leslie Cabraal
2000
Member of Parliament; Attorney- at-law
Government of Sri Lanka
Mr Rohan Abeygunasekara
1996
Member of Parliament; Attorney- at-law
Government of Sri Lanka
Mr Nimal Samarakkody
1993
Chief Executive Officer, SAPCO Group of Companies
SAPCO Group of Companies
Mr Chandra Jayaratne
1989
Managing Director
CTC Eagle Insurance Co. Ltd.
Mr Dayananda Gunawardena
1986
Chairman
Prudential Shipping Lines (Pte) Ltd
Mr Frank R.Samaraweera*
1982
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Mr Ranepura Sumanasiri Jayaratne
1978
Managing Director
Resources Development Consultants, Ltd.
Mr Mangala Moonasinghe
1975
High Commissioner to India
Government of Sri Lanka
Mr Asoka de Lanerolle
1972
Director
Pramuka Savings and Development Bank
Mr Godfrey Goonethileka
1970
Director
Sri Lanka Center for Development Studies
Mr Suneetha S Jayawickrama
1968
Managing Director
Resources Development Consultants, Ltd.
Mr H. Shelton Wanasinghe
1967
Director
Commercial Bank of Ceylon Ltd
Mr Lalit Hewavitarne*
1966
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Mr Ivor H. Obeyesekere*
1964
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Chitra Fernando*
1958
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