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

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070922Z Nov 02

UNCLAS SECTION 01 OF 04 COLOMBO 002095

SIPDIS

STATE FOR 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 NOMINATIONS FOR
THE REGIONAL PROJECT FOR SOUTH ASIA ON "FEDERALISM":
JANUARY 13-21, 2003

REF: (A) COLOMBO 01899, (B) STATE 32608,

(C) RSANDANAYAKE/ASHIFFLETT E-MAIL OF 10/09/02

1. POST NOMINATES MR. MUDDIYAPPU REMADIOUS, ATTORNEY-
AT-LAW, CENTER FOR HUMAN RIGHTS AND DEVELOPMENT; AND
DR. DAYALAN AMBALAVANAR, CIVIL ACTIVIST, AND SENIOR
LECTURER IN SURGERY, UNIVERSITY OF JAFFNA; 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: 61
USIA-PROJ-NO:
PROJ-NAME: Federalism - January 13-31, 2003
START MEMO PROJ-DESC:

END MEMO PROJ-DESC:
PROJ-TYPE: Regional
PROG-TYPE: IV Grant Visitor
FY: 2003
DEPART-POST: 01/11/2003
SESSION-DATE: 01/13/2003
RETURN-POST: 02/02/2003
NO-OF-PART: 2
RANK-ORDER: 1
START MEMO POST-OBJ:
This nomination is in support of MPP strategic goals of
"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: RP
PROG-TYPE-ID: 29
NOMINATING-POST-ID: 2929
FUNDING-CNTRY-ID:
STATUS: N
ORIGINATOR: P
SUBJ-DISC: Federalism/U.S. Government

3A. MR. MUDDIYAPPU REMADIOUS
START BIO:
PREFIX: Mr.
F-NAME: Muddiyappu
M-NAME:
L-NAME: REMADIOUS
SUFFIX:
PRINCIPAL?: Yes
M-ADDR1: 6 Aloe Avenue
M-ADDR2:
M-ADDR3:
M-CITY: Colombo 3
M-STATE:
M-CNTRY: Sri Lanka
M-ZONE:
M-ZIP:
M-PHONE: (94-1) 820-467
M-FAX:
M-EMAIL:
M-CNTRY-ID: CE
M-ADDRTYPE: B
GENDER: M
DOB: 12/31/1967
MAR-STAT: S
BIRTH-CITY: Jaffna
BIRTH-CNTRY: Sri Lanka
CITIZ-CNTRY: Sri Lanka
RES-CNTRY: Sri Lanka
START MEMO POSITION:
Legal Officer, Center for Human Rights and Development,
September, 1998- to date
END MEMO POSITION:
START MEMO OTHER-POSITIONS:

END MEMO OTHER-POSITIONS:
START MEMO PREV-POSITIONS:
Legal Officer, Institute of Human Rights, Colombo
Six-month internship program at Center for Study of
Human Rights, University of Colombo
END MEMO PREV-POSITIONS:
START MEMO US-TRAVEL:
No
END MEMO US-TRAVEL:
START MEMO OTHER-TRAVEL:
END MEMO OTHER-TRAVEL:
START MEMO EDUCATION:
Bachelor of Laws, University of Colombo
Attorney-at-Law, Supreme Court of Sri Lanka
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: Tamil
ENGL-READ: 4
ENGL-SPEAK: 4
ENGL-COMP: 4
START OTHER-LANGS:
OTHER-LANG: Sinhala
OTHER-LANG-ID: SI
READ: 4
SPEAK: 4
COMP: 4
END OTHER-LANGS:
START MEMO NOM-POST-OBJ:
This nomination is in support of MPP strategic goals of
"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: Joe Novak
START MEMO NOMINATING-JUSTIFICATION:
Mr. Remadious is a human rights attorney who appears
mostly for the victims of the long-drawn conflict in
Sri Lanka. He is an advocate for a peaceful resolution
to the conflict. In many fora, 'Federalism' is
suggested as a lasting solution to the conflict and,
therefore, it will be beneficial to provide Mr.
Ramadious with an exposure to the American system of
government and the role it plays in protecting human
rights.
END MEMO NOMINATING-JUSTIFICATION:
NOM-OFF: Political
SPEAKER?: No
NOTIFY-EMB: Yes
MEDIA?: No
HOME-STAY: Yes
HOME-HOSP?: Yes
E-I-TYPE:
NOMINEE-ID: 90
PERSON-ID: 95
BIRTH-CNTRY-ID: CE
CITIZ-CNTRY-ID: CE
RES-CNTRY-ID: CE
FIRST-LANG-ID: TC
E-I-TYPE-ID:
NOM-POST-ID: 2929
NOM-FUNDING-CNTRY-ID:
NOM-STATUS: N
END BIO:

3B. DR. DAYALAN AMBALAVANAR
START BIO:
PREFIX: Dr.
F-NAME: Dayalan
M-NAME:
L-NAME: AMBALAVANAR
SUFFIX:
PRINCIPAL?: Yes
M-ADDR1: Jaffna Teaching Hospital
M-ADDR2:
M-ADDR3:
M-CITY: Jaffna
M-STATE:
M-CNTRY: Sri Lanka
M-ZONE:
M-ZIP:
M-PHONE:
M-FAX:
M-EMAIL:
M-CNTRY-ID: CE
M-ADDRTYPE: B
GENDER: M
DOB: 05/12/1953
MAR-STAT: U
BIRTH-CITY: Jaffna
BIRTH-CNTRY: Sri Lanka
CITIZ-CNTRY: Sri Lanka
RES-CNTRY: Sri Lanka
START MEMO POSITION:
Civil Activist; Senior Lecturer in Surgery, University
of Jaffna, 1997- to date
END MEMO POSITION:
START MEMO OTHER-POSITIONS:
Consultant (teaching), Jaffna hospital
President, Jaffna General Hospital Development
Association
Member, Medical Board of the Church of South India
END MEMO OTHER-POSITIONS:
START MEMO PREV-POSITIONS:
Tralee General Hospital, Ireland, 1995-97
Sri Lanka Health Services, Green Memorial Hospital,
Manipay, 1983-87
END MEMO PREV-POSITIONS:
START MEMO US-TRAVEL:
No
END MEMO US-TRAVEL:
START MEMO OTHER-TRAVEL:

END MEMO OTHER-TRAVEL:
START MEMO EDUCATION:
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery - Christian
Medical College, Velore, South India - 1982
Postgraduate training in U.K., 1987
Worked at the Colchester General Hospital and the
George Elliot Hospital in Nuneaton
Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons, 1993
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: Tamil
ENGL-READ: 4
ENGL-SPEAK: 4
ENGL-COMP: 4
START MEMO NOM-POST-OBJ:
This nomination is in support of MPP strategic goals of
"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: Ambassador Ashley Wills
START MEMO NOMINATING-JUSTIFICATION:
Dr. Ambalavanar is a civil activist who sincerely wants
peace and strikes as a reasonable person able to
entertain different points of view. Frankly his
sympathies lie with the Tigers but not because of their
tactics but because of their goal of defending Tamil
rights. Dr. Ambalavanar has been "discovered" by
various peace groups and recently traveled to
Switzerland to participate in a conference on Sri
Lanka's future. He thus has had exposure
internationally, but has never been to the United
States. Post certainly thinks he will be a very
prominent person in Jaffna post-peace. For the latter
reason, we believe it would be wise for us to invest in
him by sending him to the United States and exposing
him to our open society.

END MEMO NOMINATING-JUSTIFICATION:
NOM-OFF: AMB
SPEAKER?: No
NOTIFY-EMB: Yes
MEDIA?: No
HOME-STAY: Yes
HOME-HOSP?: Yes
E-I-TYPE:
NOMINEE-ID: 91
PERSON-ID: 72
BIRTH-CNTRY-ID: CE
CITIZ-CNTRY-ID: CE
RES-CNTRY-ID: CE
FIRST-LANG-ID: TC
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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