In the year since Sri Lanka's strongman president Mahinda Rajapaksa was ousted from power, a new coalition government has tried to form a national economic and political consensus.
One of its leading lights is Dr Harsha de Silva, a former economist and politician who was an outspoken critic of the previous regime.
De Silva is regarded as one of the country's foremost up-and-coming politicians. He is also part of a generation of educated Sri Lankans who have started entering politics en masse for the first time.
With the three-decade long civil war finally at an end, these newly-minted MP's share a belief...