2013 Leadership Summits at Harvard, Yale and Stanford Universities in USA for next generation corporate & civic leaders

Every year the Leadership in Action Summit brings together 300 promising student leaders from 30 selected countries around the world to live and study for a week at leading Ivy League Universities, in USA. “In 2013 Sri Lankan student leaders have a once in a lifetime opportunity of attending a 7 day Leadership Summit in Harvard, Yale or Stanford University during school vacation in July or August. This is a great investment for their future” said Rochelle Melder, Chief Student Counselor in sri Lanka for the organizers People to People of The Dwight Eisenhower Foundation, founded in 1956 by the late US President, Dwight Eisenhower.

Since the year 2000 over 700 Sri Lankan teenagers have experienced this amazing week in the USA which has changed their lives forever. Since participating in these annual leadership summits 600 of them have entered foreign Universities for higher education. Many returned after graduations to take up leadership roles in their parents companies or other corporates in Sri Lanka. These summits are designed for promising teenagers to explore & challenge their Leadership Skills, build self confidence and interactive skills at a very early age to achieve Leadership Excellence in Society. In addition participation gives them a first-hand life experience of living one week in an Ivy League University in USA. They also gain an enhanced university resume with credit marks and preference for admission and scholarships to most universities in America.

To attend this summit delegates must be between the ages of 16 to 19 years. Have a strong command of the English Language & be within the first 25% in class. Have an extraordinary academic career and be active in the school and community. Have the approval & sponsorship from their parents. Registrations are now open for the 2013 Leadership Summits. Email
In July this year, 36 Teenagers from Sri Lanka will join 300 of their peers at the prestigious Harvard University in USA. All of them are the teenage children of leading Sri Lankan Entrepreneurs, Professionals and Business Leaders. From the many entries received a final list of promising student leaders have been selected by Sri Lanka & Maldives Country Director Ananda Rajapakse.

They are; From Colombo International School Udesh Dharmadasa, Thavisha Tudawe, Musaab Kassim, Amrit Alles, Natasha Nethicumara, Huzefa Gulamhusein, Vinuri Dissanayake, Saajid Wasik, Amresh Selvaskandan, Revatha Shah, Shivani Gunewardena, Takesh Kariawansa, Janith Abeysinghe, Cheranga Wickremaratne, Dewni Thilakawardhena and Yuvin Manamperi; from Ananda College Uvin Atukorale; from Bishops College Nayanthi Peiris; from Royal College Colombo Dinuka Ariyaratne and Thulith Hewage; from Wycherly International; Minuri Tissera; from The British School in Colombo Lara Muttiah, Imashi Fernando and Hasini Assiriyage; from Asian International School Ramesh Fernando, Nelaka Dayawansa, Ashen Joseph, Pratab Naidu, Natasha Alwis, Thivaedee Narayana and Gowtham Gunesekeran; from Stafford International School Taryana Odayar, Sachin Parathalingam (Headboy) and Danushika Sivanathan; from Elizebeth Moir International School Maduni Wickremasinghe, from Ladies College Sashimi Wieprecht, For photos of former delegates visit,

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