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Lankan future leader Fadil excels at London School of Economics
A former head of delegation excels at the London School of Economics. For the 2007 Future World Leaders Summit in July this year, 56 Sri Lankan teenagers have been selected.
In 2004 Fadil Bakeer Markar from Asian International School and formally of Ananda College was the Head of the Sri Lankan delegation and is now in Sri Lanka on vacation. Fadil is one success story of this unique civic education and leadership development program that has benefited 300 Sri Lankan students.
Immediately after the summit Fadil, like most delegates received a scholarship and went on to study at the London School of Economics known as LSC.This year bringing pride to Sri Lanka and all Sri Lankans, Fadil was elected with a large majority as Secretary General of the LSC Student Union.
Presidential Classroom Future World Leaders Summit held annually at Georgetown University offers 500 student leaders from 40 countries the opportunity to interact with current leaders and Washington insiders who shape global economic and diplomatic policy. During their 8-day stay in Washington. D.C, the delegates attend seminars inside the US House of Representatives (US Parliament), US Dept. of State, World Bank, Organization of American States and the US Defense Academy. These student leaders 16 to 19 years of age are nominated by their school principals and sponsored by their parents to participate in this summit. A very high command of the English Language is a must for participation at this summit.
317 Sri Lankan student leaders from 36 leading schools in the country have experienced this unique week in Washington. D.C, that gives a competitive advantage for them to obtain scholarships to most American Universities. Of these Sri Lankans many have now graduated from US, Australian and British universities and are either reading for their Masters or are employed in Sri Lanka, USA and Australia. Applications for 2008 Summit are available free of charge from school principals or by email email@example.com or from Ananda Rajapakse, South Asia Representative for Presidential Classroom Inc. USA, 43 Horton Place, Colombo 7, Sri Lanka.
The Sri Lankan delegates for the 2007 summit are, From Asian International School-Rahul Edirisinghe, Umeshi Rajeendra, Brindini Selvarajah, Nafeesa Jafferjee, Naveendran Rajendran, Sindhiya Soundaraj, Rodric Francis, Rashmin Sappideen, Rushenka Jayah, Kulani Panapitiya, Sakina Esufally, Seyanga De Silva, Nadeesha Seneviratne, Ranmali Hatharasinghe, Janith Rupasinghe, Shohan Attapattu, Hassanally Esufally, Shalaka Wijeratne, From American National College – Dewruk Rajapakse From British School in Colombo -Sonalie Bogollagama, Prabhashi Wijayakumara, Dhusanthan Ravindran, Ethan Sivarajah, Josiena Chokatte, Mitheshe Vidanagamage, Iufa Mohamed. From Colombo International School – Tarika Jayaratne, Shavesh Mendis, Sineth Weerasinghe, Suhayb Sangani, Nirusha Karunaratne, Amirally Abdulhussain, Rukshan Attapattu, Kunal Amalean, Shruthi Mathews, Dinesh Rajendran, Akshay Amalean, Rahul Hundlani, Nazneen Jeevunjee, Sabina Ambani, Dushiyanth Arunasalam, Ayala De Mel and Hussein Faiz, From Elizabeth Moir School – Zara Mathew and Charlotte Ballard (a British Student living in Sri Lanka since year 5) From Gateway College Kandy – Sampath Hemachandra and Sidath Hemachandra. From St. Thomas College Mt. Lavinia- Danushka Fernando and Raveen Wickremasinghe, From Ladies College -Nihara Gunesekera, From Nalanda College Janith Damboragama. From Royal College Keminda Attygalla, From Museaus College Dimagi Gunesekera, From Overseas School of Colombo – Dineeka De Silva. From St. Bridget’s Convent -Romali Boteju. Ms. Rochelle Melder a senior teacher from Asian International School is the Delegation Manager for 2007 who will accompany the delegates to USA. …via Financial Times
Applications for 2008 Summit are available free of charge from school principals or by email firstname.lastname@example.org or from Ananda Rajapakse, South Asia Representative for Presidential Classroom Inc. USA, 43 Horton Place, Colombo 7, Sri Lanka.
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