From St Louis I go to San Francisco and a number of other cities to learn more about this issue at a city and state level and interact with even more stakeholders of the process. Soon my Fellowship will come to and end. And on my return I intend to create a bipartisan group of members to push for changes that would enable greater debate and discussion before new laws are enacted. I hope I will have support for this endevour.
2011 Eisenhower Fellow Harsha de Silva is a development economist with a PhD from the University of Missouri. He focuses on economics of information and communication technology in emerging Asia, particularly in rural agricultural and financial markets, and on the political economy of Sri Lanka. Since April 2010, Harsha is also a Member of Parliament of Sri Lanka representing the United National Party. In the mid-nineties Harsha co-founded and later sold his stake in Survey and Market Research Team, now Sri Lanka’s largest market research firm, The Nielsen Company