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

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080336Z Nov 02

UNCLAS SECTION 01 OF 02 COLOMBO 002103

SIPDIS

STATE FOR ECA/PE/V/P-ALISON MOYLAN/AZZA MOUNIB ZAKI,
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 "MULTICULTURALISM IN A DOMOCRATIC SOCIETY":
APRIL 24-MAY 15, 2003
PROJECT NUMBER: E/VP-2003-0023

REF: (A) COLOMBO 01899, (B) STATE 128015, (C) STATE

50054

1. POST NOMINATES MS. SHEVANTHI JAYASURIYA, HEAD,
COMMUNICATIONS UNIT, PEACE SECRETARIAT OF SRI LANKA,
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: 65
USIA-PROJ-NO: E/VP-2003-0023
PROJ-NAME: Multi-Culturalism in a Democratic Society -
April 24 - May 15, 2003
START MEMO PROJ-DESC:

END MEMO PROJ-DESC:
PROJ-TYPE: Multi-Regional
PROG-TYPE: IV Grant Visitor
FY: 2003
DEPART-POST: 04/22/2003
SESSION-DATE: 04/24/2003
RETURN-POST: 05/18/2003
NO-OF-PART: 1
RANK-ORDER: 8
START MEMO POST-OBJ:
This nomination is in support of MPP strategic goal on
"PEACE PROCESS"
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: Social Systems
START BIO:
PREFIX: Ms.
F-NAME: Shevanthi
M-NAME: Nimalka
L-NAME: JAYASURIYA
SUFFIX:
PRINCIPAL?: Yes
M-ADDR1: Secretariat for Coordinating the Peace
M-ADDR2: Process, Level 10
M-ADDR3: West Tower, World Trade Centre
M-CITY: Colombo 1
M-STATE:
M-CNTRY: Sri Lanka
M-ZONE:
M-ZIP:
M-PHONE: (94-1) 388-709
M-FAX: (94-75) 556-389
M-EMAIL:
M-CNTRY-ID: CE
M-ADDRTYPE: B
GENDER: F
DOB: 06/22/1964
MAR-STAT: S
BIRTH-CITY: Kandy
BIRTH-CNTRY: Sri Lanka
CITIZ-CNTRY: Sri Lanka
RES-CNTRY: Sri Lanka
START MEMO POSITION:
Head, Communications Unit, Peace Secretariat of Sri
Lanka, July 2002- to date
END MEMO POSITION:
START MEMO OTHER-POSITIONS:
Director/General Manager, Merchant Securities and
Financial Services Ltd. (a subsidiary of the Maharaja
Group), June 2001- to date
END MEMO OTHER-POSITIONS:
START MEMO PREV-POSITIONS:
April 1999-April 2000 - Group General Manager- Public
Affairs, Maharaja Group
Jan. 1997-March 1999 - Director - Marketing and
Operations, MTV Channel (Pvt) Ltd.
Jan. 1994-December 1995 - Director- Marketing and
Sales, MTN Networks (Pvt) Ltd.
Jan. 1993-December 1994 - Director - Marketing MTV
Channel (Pvt) Ltd.
Jan. 1989-December 1992 - Director, Royal Jordanian
Airlines, Sri Lanka
Jan. 1986-December 1988 - Cabin Crew, Air Lanka
Dec. 1984-January 1985 - Management Trainee, Air Lanka
END MEMO PREV-POSITIONS:
START MEMO US-TRAVEL:
1991, 1992 - Hawaii - for a holiday
END MEMO US-TRAVEL:
START MEMO OTHER-TRAVEL:

END MEMO OTHER-TRAVEL:
START MEMO EDUCATION:
Master of Business Administration in Business Finance,
University of Hull, U.K., 1996
END MEMO EDUCATION:
START MEMO MEMBERSHIPS:

END MEMO MEMBERSHIPS:
START MEMO PUBLICATIONS:

END MEMO PUBLICATIONS:
START MEMO SPEC-CONSID:
Does not consume red meats
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 goal on
"Peace Process"
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 the head of the Communications Unit for the Peace
Secretariat of Sri Lanka, Miss Jayasuriya holds an

SIPDIS
important position that will be critical to the
Secretariat's ability to gain and maintain public

SIPDIS
confidence. She would be charged with the preparation
of a coherent communication strategy for the Sri Lankan
Government in relation to the peace process. An IV
program that will give her wider exposure to U.S.
organizations working on public information campaigns
would strengthen her public communication skills and
further Sri Lanka's peace efforts. This would enable
her to work out an effective strategy to educate and
inform the people of Sri Lanka and other stakeholders
on the complexity and problems likely to be faced
during the peace process.
END MEMO NOMINATING-JUSTIFICATION:
NOM-OFF: Public Affairs
SPEAKER?: No
NOTIFY-EMB: Yes
MEDIA?: No
HOME-STAY: Yes
HOME-HOSP?: Yes
E-I-TYPE:
NOMINEE-ID: 96
PERSON-ID: 100
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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