List of Sri Lankan Americans

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This is a list of notable Sri Lankan American citizens, including both original immigrants who obtained American citizenship and their American descendants, but does not include Sri Lankan nationals living or working in the U.S. The list includes a brief description of the reason for their notability.

Academics[edit]

Actors[edit]

Architecture[edit]

Business[edit]

Film[edit]

Military[edit]

Musicians[edit]

  • DeLon - rapper and record producer; first Sri Lankan-American to appear on the Billboard charts[1][2]
  • Clarence Jey - US Billboard and Grammy-credited record producer and songwriter[3][4]
  • Ranidu Lankage - rapper and record producer
  • Ruwanga Samath - record producer and the president of The Bird Call Productions

Rebels[edit]

  • Visvanathan Rudrakumaran - Chairman of the Provisional Transnational Government of Tamil Eelam, a pro-LTTE (Liberation Tigers of Tamil Ealam) front organization (LTTE has been described as a terrorist organization by the US, European Union and many other countries)

Religion[edit]

Singers[edit]

Sports[edit]

Writers[edit]

Others[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ DeLon (2011-01-14). "DeLon - Home". Delonmusic.com. Retrieved 2011-05-23. 
  2. ^ Top Music Charts - Hot 100 - Billboard 200 - Music Genre Sales[dead link]
  3. ^ Yang, Jeff (19 October 2013). "Why Alison Gold's 'Chinese Food' Caused a Stir - Speakeasy - WSJ". The Wall Street Journal. Dow Jones & Company. 
  4. ^ "Blow Your Pants Off album credits". Retrieved 22 December 2013. 
  5. ^ Harper Collins "She was concerned that as one of the first Sri Lankan-Americans writing in English, her depiction of Sri Lankan culture might be taken as overly authentic and authoritative."