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Cablegate: Fy-2003 Iv Program: Sri Lankan Nomination For

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070920Z Nov 02

UNCLAS SECTION 01 OF 03 COLOMBO 002092

SIPDIS

STATE FOR ECA/PE/V/P-MARGERY BENSON/SEQUITA ROBINSON,
ECA/PE/V/G/N-ALICE SHIFFLETT; SA/PD

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: OEXC SCUL KPAO OEXC
SUBJECT: FY-2003 IV PROGRAM: SRI LANKAN NOMINATION FOR
MRP ON "FOREIGN POLICY AND HUMAN RIGHTS ISSUES":
JANUARY 16-FEBRUARY 6, 2003
PROJECT NUMBER: E/VP-2003-0009

REF: (A) COLOMBO 01899, (B) STATE 126628, (C) STATE

50054

1. POST NOMINATES MS. DAYANI PANAGODA, SENIOR LECTURER
IN INTERNATIONAL LAW AND INTERNATIONAL RETATIONS,
GENERAL SIR JOHN KOTELAWALA, FOR PARTICIPATION IN
SUBJECT PROJECT.

2. NOMINATION IS AS FOLLOWS:
EXPORT-SOURCE: USIS EVDB
VERSION: 3.0.0
POST-EMAIL: rscmb@pd.state.gov
TRANSMITTING-POST: PAS Colombo
TRANSMITTING-POST-ID: 2929
EXPORT-TYPE: BIO DATA
START NOMINATION:
USIA-OFFICE: E/VGN
PROG-AGENCY-NAME:
POST-PROJ-ID: 70
USIA-PROJ-NO: E/VP-2003-0009
PROJ-NAME: Foreign Policy and Human Rights Issues -
January 16 - February 6, 2003
START MEMO PROJ-DESC:

END MEMO PROJ-DESC:
PROJ-TYPE: Multi-Regional
PROG-TYPE: IV Grant Visitor
FY: 2003
DEPART-POST: 01/13/2003
SESSION-DATE: 01/16/2003
RETURN-POST: 02/09/2003
NO-OF-PART: 1
RANK-ORDER: 12
START MEMO POST-OBJ:
This nomination is in support of MPP strategic goals on
"Regional Stability" and "Democracy"
END MEMO POST-OBJ:
START MEMO POST-RCMD:

END MEMO POST-RCMD:
USIA-OFFICE-ID: 1039
PROG-AGENCY-ID:
PROJ-TYPE-ID: MRP
PROG-TYPE-ID: 29
NOMINATING-POST-ID: 2929
FUNDING-CNTRY-ID:
STATUS: N
ORIGINATOR: U
SUBJ-DISC: Foreign Policy
START BIO:
PREFIX: Ms.
F-NAME: Dayani
M-NAME: Sumithra
L-NAME: PANAGODA
SUFFIX:
PRINCIPAL?: Yes
M-ADDR1: General Sir John Kotelawala Defence Academy
M-ADDR2: Kandawala Estate
M-ADDR3:
M-CITY: Ratmalana
M-STATE:
M-CNTRY: Sri Lanka
M-ZONE:
M-ZIP:
M-PHONE: (94) 77-7304-172
M-FAX:
M-EMAIL:
M-CNTRY-ID: CE
M-ADDRTYPE: B
GENDER: F
DOB: 11/30/1952
MAR-STAT: M
BIRTH-CITY: Colombo
BIRTH-CNTRY: Sri Lanka
CITIZ-CNTRY: Sri Lanka
RES-CNTRY: Sri Lanka
START MEMO POSITION:
Senior Lecturer in International Law and International
Relations, General Sir John Kotelawala Defence Academy,
1991- to date
END MEMO POSITION:
START MEMO OTHER-POSITIONS:
Guest Lecturer in Management, Junior Command and Staff
Course, Sri Lanka Air Force, 1989- to date; Attorney-
at-Law, 1989- to date
END MEMO OTHER-POSITIONS:
START MEMO PREV-POSITIONS:
1989-90 - Worked at the Chambers of President's
Counsel, Mr. Ranjith Abeysooriya
(as a junior assisted in criminal legal proceedings by
research cases and statute law)
1988-90 - Visiting lecturer, Leeds Institute in Colombo
(conducted lectures and tutorial class in Business Law
for the students for the London examination of
Associate Account Technicians -AAT)
END MEMO PREV-POSITIONS:
START MEMO US-TRAVEL:
July 2000 (two weeks) - Attended the International
Human Rights Education and Monitoring Program at
Hamline University School of Law, Minnesota
END MEMO US-TRAVEL:
START MEMO OTHER-TRAVEL:

END MEMO OTHER-TRAVEL:
START MEMO EDUCATION:
Attorney-at-Law, Sri Lanka Law College, 1989
MA in International Relations, University of Colombo,
1997
MBA, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, 1999
MA in Public International Law, University of Colombo
(pending submission of dissertation)
END MEMO EDUCATION:
START MEMO MEMBERSHIPS:

END MEMO MEMBERSHIPS:
START MEMO PUBLICATIONS:

END MEMO PUBLICATIONS:
START MEMO SPEC-CONSID:

END MEMO SPEC-CONSID:
FIRST-LANG: Sinhala
ENGL-READ: 4
ENGL-SPEAK: 4
ENGL-COMP: 4
START MEMO NOM-POST-OBJ:
This nomination is in support of MPP strategic goals on
"Regional Stability" and "Democracy"
END MEMO NOM-POST-OBJ:
START MEMO NOM-POST-RCMD:

END MEMO NOM-POST-RCMD:
START MEMO VIS-OBJ:

END MEMO VIS-OBJ:
START MEMO VIS-REC:

END MEMO VIS-REC:
NOMINATING-OFFICER: Stephen Holgate
START MEMO NOMINATING-JUSTIFICATION:
As a professor at Kotelawala Defence Academy for more
than ten years she has had a string influence on the
world view of a generation of Sri Lankan military
officers. In her position, Ms. Panagoda teaches
international relations and law, including human
rights. These are both critical areas to the Sri
Lankan military's efforts to modernize itself and its
outlook. The human rights performance of the Sri
Lankan military has been of great concern to the United
States Embassy and will be critical to any hopes of
eventual peace. Though Ms. Panagoda visited Minnesota
on a two-week self-funded program on human rights in
2000, this has given her only a limited exposure. A
broad ranging IV on Foreign Policy and Human Rights
Issues would help push forward this mission's goal of
improving the human rights record of the Sri Lankan
government and giving it a broader outlook on the
world.
END MEMO NOMINATING-JUSTIFICATION:
NOM-OFF: Public Affairs Section
SPEAKER?: No
NOTIFY-EMB: No
MEDIA?: No
HOME-STAY: No
HOME-HOSP?: No
E-I-TYPE:
NOMINEE-ID: 102
PERSON-ID: 106
BIRTH-CNTRY-ID: CE
CITIZ-CNTRY-ID: CE
RES-CNTRY-ID: CE
FIRST-LANG-ID: SI
E-I-TYPE-ID:
NOM-POST-ID: 2929
NOM-FUNDING-CNTRY-ID:
NOM-STATUS: N
END BIO:
END NOMINATION:

3. PLEASE ADVISE ACCEPTANCE OF THESE NOMINATIONS.
WILLS

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