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English educator

Terence Percival Amerasinghe, Sri Lankan English educator. Bar: Sri Lanka 1954. Recipient Artists Embassy medal, San Francisco, 1994; Smith-Mundt Fulbright scholar United States Government, Washington, 1954; fellow Carleton College Public Administration, Canada, 1956.


Amerasinghe, Terence Percival was born on April 27, 1917 in Hakmana, Sri Lanka. Son of Bernard Perera and Elaine Lillith (Poulier) Amerasinghe.


Bachelor in History with honors, University London, 1939. Master of Arts in History, University London, 1954. Doctor in Education, Hamilton State University, 1956.

Juris Doctor, 1990; Juris Doctor honoris causa, John Dewey University, 1994.


Principal National Institute Higher Studies, Colombo, Sri Lanka, 1941-1954. President World Constitution and Parliament Association, since 1960, co-president, since 1970. President Universal Love and Brotherhood Association, since 1979, English Speaking Union Sri Lanka, Colombo, since 1981.

Board directors English Language School, Colombo, Graduate School World Studies, Lakewood, Colorado. Advisor English studies Dushanbe, Tajikistan, World Federalist Movement Asian Center, Osaka, Japan, since 1990.


  • Bar: Sri Lanka 1954.


General secretary Ceylon Literacy Campaign, Mahara, Kadawata, Sri Lanka, 1950. President Society Protection of Rights of Child, Colombo, 1981, Miyake Home for Orphan Children, Colombo, Provisional World Parliament, 2002. member Royal Orchid, Asian Artists and Speakers Bureau (chairman 1959-1980).


  • Other Interests

    English poetry, asian history, cricket, human rights, music.


Married Seelawatie Bird Borella Arachige, April 2, 1950 (deceased May 1993). Children: Chitra, Tilak.

Bernard Perera Amerasinghe

Elaine Lillith (Poulier) Amerasinghe

Seelawatie Bird Borella Arachige

Chitra Amerasinghe

Tilak Amerasinghe