The presidential election held on January 8th was a watershed event in Sri Lankan history. The majority exercised their vote enthusiastically and intelligently. While so doing they demonstrated remarkable political maturity.
The voters rejected crony capitalism, rule by a family, pervasive corruption, culture of impunity, suppression of civil liberties and despotic rule.
Since 8th of January, your government led by President Sirisena and Prime Minister Wickramasinghe has taken many progressive steps: constitutional reforms to restore independent institutions which are essential for a smooth functioning democracy, brought much needed economic relief to people, initiated due process to bring justice to those who misappropriated public property and abused power and most importantly restored people's confidence in democracy.
Once reelected, your government will embark on a development program of unprecedented scale. Prime Minister Wickramasinghe will lead our nation to be one of the most competitive in Asia. In this respect, during the past seven months I have initiated and participated in a policy formulation process, to launch a new economic policy which will bring equitable and sustained prosperity to all our citizens.
I would like to invite you to join me at 8.30 am on Wednesday 5th August at the Auditorium of Sri Lanka Foundation Institute (SLFI) to a conversation on future economic strategy of UNFGG government that will be established after the general election.
The meeting will end at 10 am.
Your participation in this conversation will be immensely valued and I look forward to meeting you on Wednesday 5th August
It will be greatly appreciated if you could RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
Yours in service
Harsha de Silva PhD