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Cablegate: Fy-2003 International Visitor Program:

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UNCLAS COLOMBO 001899

SIPDIS

STATE FOR ECA/PE/V/G/N-ASHIFFLETT; ECA/PE/V/P; SA/PD

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: OEXC SCUL KPAO OEXC
SUBJECT: FY-2003 INTERNATIONAL VISITOR PROGRAM:
POST'S NOMINEES FOR SRI LANKA

REF: (A) STATE 50054, (B) STATE 32608

1. POST SUBMITS FOLLOWING SLATE OF IV NOMINEES FOR
FY-2003, IN RANK ORDER. SEPARATE NOMINATING CABLES
IN EVDB FORMAT WILL BE FORWARDED TO INDIVIDUAL
PROJECT OFFICERS.

2. (I) MR. MUDDIYAPPU REMADIOUS, ATTORNEY-AT-LAW,
CENTER FOR HUMAN RIGHTS AND DEVELOPMENT
SA/RP "FEDERALISM," JANUARY 13-31, 2003

(II) DR. DAYALAN AMBALAVANAR, SENIOR LECTURER IN
SURGERY, UNIVERSITY OF JAFFNA
SA/RP "FEDERALISM," JANUARY 13-31, 2003

(III) MR. NOORUL AMEEN IZZADEEN, DEPUTY EDITOR, "THE
SUNDAY TIMES," - ENGLISH LANGUAGE WEEKLY
SA/RP "ISLAM IN AMERICA," AUGUST 25-SEPTEMBER 12,
2003

(IV) MS. ALIKIE ISMAIL, SENIOR ASSISTANT SECRETARY-
GENERAL, AND FINANCIAL CONTROLLER, CEYLON CHAMBER OF
COMMERCE
MRP "U.S. FINANCIAL SYSTEM," MAY 1-22, 2003

(V) MS. ASHA DHANASIRI, SENIOR LEGAL OFFICER,
ENVIRONMENTAL FOUNDATION LTD.
MRP "SUSTAINABLE ECONOMIC AND ENVIRONMENTAL
DEVELOPMENT," JANUARY 9-30, 2003

(VI)MR. MUSTHAFA NIHMATH, PROGRAM DIRECTOR,
COMMUNITY TRUST FUND
SA/RP "ISLAM IN AMERICA," AUGUST 25-SEPTEMBER 12,
2003

(VII) MR. SAMYKKANNU DINESH KUMAR, JOURNALIST,
EXPRESS NEWSPAPERS LTD.
MRP "PRINT JOURNALISM," JUNE 5-26, 2003

(VIII) MS. SHEVANTHI NIMALKA JAYASURIYA, HEAD,
COMMUNICATIONS UNIT, PEACE SECRETARIAT
MRP "MULTI-CULTURALISM IN A DEMOCRATIC SOCIETY"
APRIL 24-MAY 15, 2003

(IX) MS. GEETHANJALI R. RANAWAKA, ASSISTANT
DIRECTOR, NATIONAL INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY OFFICE
MRP "PROTECTION OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS,"
MARCH 13-APRIL 3, 2003

(X) MR. MARKANDU RAMATHASAN, MANAGING DIRECTOR,
EUROVILLE ENGINEERS AND CONSTRUCTORS (PVT) LTD.
MRP "ENTREPRENEURSHIP," MAY 29-JUNE 19, 2003

(XI) MR. NISSANKA WEERASEKERA, MANAGING DIRECTOR,
NEXTVENTURES
MRP "ELECTRONIC COMMERCE AND THE GLOBAL ECONOMY,"
SEPTEMBER 25-OCTOBER 16, 2003

(XII) MS. DAYANI SUMITHRA PANAGODA, SENIOR LECTURER
IN INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS, SIR JOHN KOTELAWALA
DEFENCE ACADEMY
MRP "FOREIGN POLICY AND HUMAN RIGHTS ISSUES,"
JANUARY 15-FEBRUARY 6, 2003

(XIII) DR. (MS.) NELUKA SILVA, SENIOR LECTURER AND
HEAD, DEPARTMENT OF ENGLISH, UNIVERSITY OF COLOMBO
SA/RP "WOMEN AS LEADERS IN THE PUBLIC AND PRIVATE
SECTORS," JULY 28-AUGUST 15, 2003

(XIV) MR. HEMANTHA KUMARA JAYASUNDERA, DIRECTOR,
PROJECT MANAGEMENT, URBAN DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY
MRP "URBAN ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES," AUGUST 7-28, 2003

(XV) MS. ROSE COORAY, DIRECTOR-GENERAL, FISCAL
POLICY AND ECONOMIC AFFAIRS, MINISTRY OF FINANCE
MRP "PRIVATIZATION AND THE U.S. ECONOMY," JULY 17-
AUGUST 7, 2003

3. POST HAS GIVEN A RANK ORDER TO EACH OF ITS
FIFTEEN POTENTIAL NOMINEES. WE REALIZE THAT WE MAY
NOT HAVE SUFFICIENT BUDGET TO SEND ALL FIFTEEN.
HOWEVER, INCENTIVE FUNDING, CANCELLATIONS AND THE
POSSIBILITY OF END OF YEAR MONEY MIGHT MEAN THAT,
E/V/G/N AND E/V/P MAY BE ABLE TO ACCOMMODATE MORE
NOMINEES THAN ANTICIPATED. POST ASKS THAT E/V/P
RESERVE A SLOT EACH IN SUBJECT MRP'S FOR OUR LOWER-
RANKED NOMINEES UNTIL SUCH TIME AS IT IS CLEAR
WHETHER FUNDING WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR THEM.

WILLS

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