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. Harsha is currently a Member of Parliament in Sri Lanka.