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.
Raj Rajaratnam - founder of Galleon Group, a New York-based hedge fund management firm, convicted of insider trading
Thushari Jayasekera - actress, writer, emcee, and performance artist; with her role on NBC's Outsourced (2010-2011), she is the first American actress of Sri Lankan origin to play a principal role in a primetime show on a major American TV network
Ruwanga Samath - record producer and the president of The Bird Call Productions
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)