Best known Truman State alumnus in Sri Lanka, and its current Deputy Foreign Minister MP Dr. Harsha De Silva, is seen in a relaxed mood with the latest entrants to Truman State University in Missouri Lasitha Madurawela (C) from Lyceum International Wattala and Dhanushka Tennakoon from the Institute of Chemistry Ceylon. Both students were offered generous scholarships and transfer credits. They were placed by Scholarships for USA (Pvt) Ltd., who since 2001 has been promoting affordable US college education to Sri Lankans in partnership with many schools such as Truman State. Truman has been ranked as the #1 Public University in the US Midwest for seventeen consecutive years.
When asked about memories, Melanee Crist current Director Center for International Students stated; “Harsha was the first international student I met when I started working in the Center for International Students. I saw him daily that first semester as I was walking to my office and he was running across campus to an early morning class. I am always glad to see Harsha’s joy and enthusiasm in inspiring young academics towards his alma mater.”