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

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

211019Z Nov 02

UNCLAS SECTION 01 OF 02 COLOMBO 002169

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 IV PROGRAM: SRI LANKAN NOMINATION FOR
MRP ON "PRINT JOURNALISM": JUNE 5-26, 2003
PROJECT NUMBER: E/VP-2003-0029

REF: (A) COLOMBO 01899, (B) STATE 127876, (C) STATE

50054

1. POST NOMINATES MR. S. DINESH KUMAR, JOURNALIST,
VIRAKESARI NEWSPAPER, 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: 64
USIA-PROJ-NO: E/VP-2003-0029
PROJ-NAME: Print Journalism - June 5-26, 2003
START MEMO PROJ-DESC:

END MEMO PROJ-DESC:
PROJ-TYPE: Multi-Regional
PROG-TYPE: IV Grant Visitor
FY: 2003
DEPART-POST: 06/03/2003
SESSION-DATE: 06/05/2003
RETURN-POST: 06/29/2003
NO-OF-PART: 1
RANK-ORDER: 7
START MEMO POST-OBJ:
This nomination is in support of MPP strategic goals on
"Democracy" and "Mutual Understanding"
END MEMO POST-OBJ:

START MEMO POST-RCMD:

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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: Print Journalism
START BIO:
PREFIX: Mr.
F-NAME: Samykkannu
M-NAME: Dinesh
L-NAME: KUMAR
SUFFIX:
PRINCIPAL?: Yes
M-ADDR1: Express Newspapers Ltd.
M-ADDR2: 185 Grandpass Road
M-ADDR3:
M-CITY: Colombo 14
M-STATE:
M-CNTRY: Sri Lanka
M-ZONE:
M-ZIP:
M-PHONE: (94-1) 320-927
M-FAX:
M-EMAIL:
M-CNTRY-ID: CE
M-ADDRTYPE: B
GENDER: M
DOB: 01/12/1977
MAR-STAT: S
BIRTH-CITY: Haputale
BIRTH-CNTRY: Sri Lanka
CITIZ-CNTRY: Sri Lanka
RES-CNTRY: Sri Lanka
START MEMO POSITION:
Journalist, Virakesari Newspaper, 1998- to date
END MEMO POSITION:
START MEMO OTHER-POSITIONS:

END MEMO OTHER-POSITIONS:
START MEMO PREV-POSITIONS:

END MEMO PREV-POSITIONS:
START MEMO US-TRAVEL:

END MEMO US-TRAVEL:
START MEMO OTHER-TRAVEL:

END MEMO OTHER-TRAVEL:

START MEMO EDUCATION:
General Certificate of Education (Ordinary) and
(Advanced) Level examinations
Course on Broadcasting, Mass Media Institute, 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 on
"Democracy" and "Mutual Understanding"
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. Kumar is a journalist by trade covering politics
and human rights, and is also active in human rights
organizations. To expose him to United States' efforts
to promote democracy, human rights and the role of the
media can only enhance our standing with this important
contact. A program on journalism will grant him
positive exposure to the U.S. and to the American media
community. The United States will gain the most
advantage by exposing Mr. Kumar to the variety of ways
reinforcing our contact with this up-and-coming
professional.
END MEMO NOMINATING-JUSTIFICATION:
NOM-OFF: Political


SPEAKER?: No
NOTIFY-EMB: Yes
MEDIA?: No
HOME-STAY: No
HOME-HOSP?: Yes
E-I-TYPE:
NOMINEE-ID: 95
PERSON-ID: 99
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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