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

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UNCLAS SECTION 01 OF 03 COLOMBO 002166

SIPDIS

STATE FOR ECA/PE/V/P-ALISON MOYLAN/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 "ENTREPRENEURSHIP IN THE U.S.": MAY 29-JUNE 19,
2003
PROJECT NUMBER: E/VP-2003-0028

REF: (A) COLOMBO 01899, (B) STATE 127990, (C) STATE
50054

1. POST NOMINATES MR. MARKANDU RAMATHASAN, MANAGING
DIRECTOR, EUROVILLE ENGINEERS AND CONSTRUCTORS (PVT)
LTD., 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: 68
USIA-PROJ-NO: E/VP-2003-0028
PROJ-NAME: Entrepreneurship - May 29 - June 19, 2003
START MEMO PROJ-DESC:

END MEMO PROJ-DESC:
PROJ-TYPE: Multi-Regional
PROG-TYPE: IV Grant Visitor
FY: 2003
DEPART-POST: 05/27/2003
SESSION-DATE: 05/29/2003
RETURN-POST: 06/22/2003
NO-OF-PART: 1
RANK-ORDER: 10
START MEMO POST-OBJ:
This nomination is in support of MPP strategic goal on
"Economic Development"
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: Economic & Business Development
START BIO:
PREFIX: Mr.
F-NAME: Markandu
M-NAME:
L-NAME: RAMATHASAN
SUFFIX:
PRINCIPAL?: Yes
M-ADDR1: Euroville Engineers and Constructors
M-ADDR2: (Pvt) Ltd.
M-ADDR3: 866 Point Pedro Road, Nallur
M-CITY: Jaffna
M-STATE:
M-CNTRY: Sri Lanka
M-ZONE:
M-ZIP:
M-PHONE: (94-21) 2849
M-FAX:
M-EMAIL:
M-CNTRY-ID: CE
M-ADDRTYPE: B
GENDER: M
DOB: 04/03/1957
MAR-STAT: M
BIRTH-CITY: Jaffna
BIRTH-CNTRY: Sri Lanka
CITIZ-CNTRY: Sri Lanka
RES-CNTRY: Sri Lanka
START MEMO POSITION:
Managing Director, Euroville Engineers and Constructors
(Pvt) Ltd., 1997- to date
END MEMO POSITION:
START MEMO OTHER-POSITIONS:

END MEMO OTHER-POSITIONS:
START MEMO PREV-POSITIONS:
Works Engineer, Municipal Council, Jaffna, 1992-96
Managing Director, Euroville Engineers and Constructors
(Pvt) Ltd.,1988-91
Civil Engineer, Skylark (Pvt) Ltd., 1984-87
Irrigation Engineer, GTZ Project in Jaffna, 1982-83
Site Engineer, Lanka Cement, Kankasanthurai, 1980-81
END MEMO PREV-POSITIONS:

START MEMO US-TRAVEL:
No
END MEMO US-TRAVEL:
START MEMO OTHER-TRAVEL:

END MEMO OTHER-TRAVEL:
START MEMO EDUCATION:
B.Sc. (Engineering), Peradeniya University of Sri
Lanka, 1980
END MEMO EDUCATION:
START MEMO MEMBERSHIPS:
Vice President, Chamber of Commerce and Industry of
Yalpanam (Jaffna)< 1999- to date
President, Construction Contractors Association, Jaffna
Unit, 2000- to date
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: 3
START OTHER-LANGS:
OTHER-LANG: Sinhala
OTHER-LANG-ID: SI
READ: 2
SPEAK: 3
COMP: 2
END OTHER-LANGS:
START MEMO NOM-POST-OBJ:
This nomination is in support of MPP strategic goal on
"Economic Development"
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: Richard Byess
START MEMO NOMINATING-JUSTIFICATION:
Mr. Ramathasan, an engineer by profession, is an
entrepreneur who has won the Entrepreneur of the Year
Award in the small industry category for 1997 awarded
by the Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry
of Sri Lanka. Mr. Ramathasan is one of the most


prominent construction contractors in Jaffna
specialized in construction of infrastructure
facilities, buildings, roads and bridges, and water
sewerage systems in the North and the East. It is
admirable his commitment to remain and develop an area
torn apart by the ethnic war in the country.
Mr. Ramathasan is the Vice President of the Jaffna
Chamber of Commerce and Industry that is making a
significant contribution in promoting economic growth
through creating links with the other provinces to
provide new opportunities for the people in the north
to integrate into mainstream economic activity. The
Jaffna Chamber is one of the new regional chambers in
the country and has a pivotal role to play in economic
development in the north. Mr. Ramathasan was
instrumental in forming the chamber and is the live
wire in providing leadership to the chamber. He was
key to the successful fact finding mission on USAID
concluded in June this year to plan out our economic
growth assistance to the north and is going to be an
important player in implementing USIAD activities soon.
Mr. Ramathasan has no previous exposure in the U.S.
Thus, the candidate's participation in the IV program
on Entrepreneurship in the U.S. represents an excellent
opportunity to broaden his perspective to provide
leadership to the business community to re-enter
mainstream economic activity, expand chamber activities
in the Northern Province.

END MEMO NOMINATING-JUSTIFICATION:
NOM-OFF: USAID
SPEAKER?: No
NOTIFY-EMB: Yes
MEDIA?: No
HOME-STAY: Yes
HOME-HOSP?: Yes
E-I-TYPE:
NOMINEE-ID: 100
PERSON-ID: 104
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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