“Fulbrighters have also been extraordinarily active and successful in the world: 34 have won Nobel prizes; 65 have won Pulitzer prizes; 21 have received MacArthur Foundation “Genius” Awards; 14 have received the presidential medal of freedom, our nation’s highest honour..

In the Fulbright Program’s 58-year history, more than a quarter of a million Americans and foreign citizens have benefited from this experience. But whether they become prime ministers or poets, scientists or senators, educators or engineers, Fulbrighters have carried with them a better understanding of cultures other than their own, and as a result, they serve as agents of change, and they contribute to the advancement of knowledge and international understanding.”

Sri lankan Fulbrighters

  • Prof. K M de Silva – Historian
  • Prof. Ashley Halpe – Professor of Literature
  • Mr Bradman Weerakoon – Senior Civil Servant and Secretary to 7 Prime Ministers of Sri Lanka
  • Shirani Bandaranayake – Supreme Court Justice