Who’s Who of Humanitarians and Philanthropists

Deemathie de Silva, PhD

Title: Educator, University Administrator
Location: Bel Aire, Kansas, United States


  • Global Learning Center, Wichita (executive board of directors, steering committee, 1991-1995)
  • Independent Scholars of Asia, Diversity Kansas (director, southeast region, 1984- Present)
  • Mid-America Association Educational Opportunity Program Personnel (MAEOPP) (former executive board of directors, archivist, 1982-1992)
  • Missouri-Kansas-Nebraska Association of Educational Opportunity Program Personnel
  • Society for Intercultural Education, Training and Research (SIETAR) (1984-2000)
  • Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement Sciences (SLAAS)
  • World Trade Council of Wichita (executive board of directors)


  • Honoree, Distinguished Worldwide Humanitarian Award (2020, 2019)
  • Inductee, Top Professional of the Year (2020, 2019)
  • Featured Member, “Who’s Who of Professional Women,” Marquis Who’s Who (2020)
  • Featured Member, Millennium Magazine, Marquis Who’s Who (2020)
  • Recipient, Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award (2019)
  • Featured Listee, “Who’s Who in America,” Marquis Who’s Who (2008)
  • Recipient, World Peace Through Trade Award, Kansas World Trade Center, Wichita (2004)
  • Recipient, Brotherhood Sisterhood Award, National Conference Community and Justice, Wichita, Kansas (2001)
  • Honoree, Plaza of Heroines, Wichita State University (1998)
  • Featured Listee, “Who’s Who of American Women,” Marquis Who’s Who (1995-1996)
  • Featured Listee, “Who’s Who in American Education,” Marquis Who’s Who (1992-1993)
  • Honorary Appointee, Research Board of Advisors, The American Biographical Institute, Inc. (1992)
  • Inclusion, National Association of Student Personnel Administrators, Directory of Collegial Resources (1990)
  • Featured Listee, “Who’s Who in Finance and Industry,” Marquis Who’s Who (1989-1990)
  • Grant Recipient, National Science Council, Sri Lanka (1977)
  • Fellow, American Association of University Women (1975-1976)
  • Fulbright Scholar, Fulbright Scholar Foundation (1963-1964)
  • Fellow, National Science Foundation (1964)
  • Kansas International Special Recognition, Kansas World Trade Center, Wichita, Kansas

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