The objectives of the U.S.-Sri Lanka Fulbright Commission are:
- To promote closer relations between Sri Lanka and the U.S. by increasing the number of Sri Lankans and Americans who have direct knowledge of both countries.
- To address some of Sri Lanka’s identified educational needs in fields where study opportunities, instructional facilities and institutional options are limited, especially in areas where the U.S. experience is strong.
- To encourage the participation of U.S & Sri Lankan university alumni in support of U.S.-Sri Lanka academic exchange through a variety of follow-up programs.
- To strengthen institutional ties between the U.S. and Sri Lankan universities and research institutions.