Sri Lanka Student Association

Manuka Malshan Silva Sinharage, President ( School: School of Physics and Applied Physics
Janith Dassanayake, Vice President (       PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering
Lahiru Ekanayake, Treasurer (      School of Electrical, Computer and Biomedical Engineering.
Lakni Hettige, Secretary (

“I’m Lakni Hettige. I play the role of secretary of the Sri Lankan Student Association. Currently, I am a graduate teaching assistant and Master’s student at the School of Mathematical and Statistical Science”.

Sandhya Jayasekara, Committee Chair (

Dr. poopalasingham Sivakumar, Advsior


The Sri Lankan Student Association of Southern Illinois University, Carbondale consists of all sri lankan student in SIUC and their families and faculty and their families. We are a registered RSO and a part of International Student Council too. We work at our best to keep the glory of our country at the highest in every activity.


To enlighten the members of SIUC and surrounding community about Sri Lanka and Sri Lankan culture, and to provide an organizational voice to Sri Lankan Students at SIUC