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Cablegate: Fy-2003 International Visitor Program: Sri

This record is a partial extract of the original cable. The full text of the original cable is not available.

211015Z Nov 02

UNCLAS SECTION 01 OF 02 COLOMBO 002164

SIPDIS

STATE FOR ECA/PE/V/P-MARGERY BENSON/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 INTERNATIONAL VISITOR PROGRAM: SRI
LANKAN NOMINATION FOR MRP ON URBAN ENVIRONMENTAL
ISSUES: AUGUST 7-28, 2003
PROJECT NUMBER: E/VP-2003-0036

REF: (A) COLOMBO 01899, (B) STATE 129191,

(C) STATE 50054

1. POST NOMINATES MR. HEMANTHA KUMAR JAYASUNDERA,
DIRECTOR, PROJECT MANAGEMENT, URBAN DEVELOPMENT
AUTHORITY, FOR PARTICIPATION IN SUBJECT PROJECT.

2. PART I OF NOMINEE'S BIO DATA 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: 72
USIA-PROJ-NO: E/VP-2003-0036
PROJ-NAME: Urban Environmental Issues - August 7-28,
2003
START MEMO PROJ-DESC:

END MEMO PROJ-DESC:
PROJ-TYPE: Multi-Regional
PROG-TYPE: IV Grant Visitor
FY: 2003
DEPART-POST: 08/05/2003
SESSION-DATE: 08/07/2003
RETURN-POST: 08/31/2003
NO-OF-PART: 1
RANK-ORDER: 14
START MEMO POST-OBJ:
This nomination is in support of the MPP theme on
Environment.
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: Environment
START BIO:
PREFIX: Mr.
F-NAME: Hemantha
M-NAME: Kumara
L-NAME: JAYASUNDERA
SUFFIX:
PRINCIPAL?: Yes
M-ADDR1: Project Management Division
M-ADDR2: Urban Development Authority
M-ADDR3: Sethsiripaya
M-CITY: Battaramulla
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: 10/01/1954
MAR-STAT: M
BIRTH-CITY: Kurunegala
BIRTH-CNTRY: Sri Lanka
CITIZ-CNTRY: Sri Lanka
RES-CNTRY: Sri Lanka
START MEMO POSITION:
Director, Project Management, Urban Development
Authority (UDA)
END MEMO POSITION:
START MEMO OTHER-POSITIONS:

END MEMO OTHER-POSITIONS:
START MEMO PREV-POSITIONS:
Served as Planning Officer, Town Planner, and
Assistant Director at the UDA from 1981
1991-98 - On secondment served the Asian Development
Bank's Urban Development Sector Programs
END MEMO PREV-POSITIONS:
START MEMO US-TRAVEL:
1997 - Attended a two-week training program on Urban
Revitalization funded by the ADB
END MEMO US-TRAVEL:
START MEMO OTHER-TRAVEL:

END MEMO OTHER-TRAVEL:
START MEMO EDUCATION:
BA (Hons) in Economics, University of Peradeniya,
1979
Postgraduate Diploma in Urban Development,
University of Moratuwa, 1980
M.Sc. in Town and Country Planning, University of
Moratuwa. 1987
M.Sc. in Environmental Science, University of
Colombo ( to be completed - thesis to be submitted)
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 the MPP theme on
Environment.
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:
Mr. Jayasundera is the head of the project
management division of the Urban Development
Authority. He is an energetic public official
dedicated to his work. The Colombo Re-development
Project, which Mr. Jayasundera is in charge of, is
an ambitious project and he has a correct assessment
of this mammoth task. Although he has been to the
United States before, that was only for two weeks to
Harvard to attend a short training program five
years ago. An exposure in general to the American
culture and society and especially to the
achievements in urban development in the United
States, will be of immense value to this urban
developer. An in-depth look at civic planning,
economic development and the nexus of government and
private sector activities in community building
could prove inspirational to this idealistic civil
servant and prove of great value to Sri Lanka and
its democratic future.
END MEMO NOMINATING-JUSTIFICATION:
NOM-OFF: Public Affairs Section
SPEAKER?: No
NOTIFY-EMB: No
MEDIA?: No
HOME-STAY: Yes
HOME-HOSP?: Yes
E-I-TYPE:
NOMINEE-ID: 104
PERSON-ID: 108
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 THIS NOMINATION.
WILLS

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