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Cablegate: Fy-2003 International Visitor Program: Sri

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211020Z Nov 02

UNCLAS SECTION 01 OF 02 COLOMBO 002172

SIPDIS


STATE FOR ECA/PE/V/G/N-ASHIFFLETT; SA/PD


E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: OEXC SCUL KPAO OEXC
SUBJECT: FY-2003 INTERNATIONAL VISITOR PROGRAM: SRI
LANKAN NOMINATION FOR SA/RP ON "WOMEN AS LEADERS IN
THE PUBLIC AND PRIVATE SECTORS":
JULY 28-AUGUST 15, 2003

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

1. POST NOMINATES DR. (MS.) NELUKA SILVA, SENIOR
LECTURER AND HEAD, DEPARTMENT OF ENGLISH, UNIVERSITY
OF COLOMBO, 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: 71
USIA-PROJ-NO:
PROJ-NAME: Women as Leaders in the Public and
Private Sectors - July 28 - August 15, 2003
START MEMO PROJ-DESC:

END MEMO PROJ-DESC:
PROJ-TYPE: Sub-Regional
PROG-TYPE: IV Grant Visitor
FY: 2003
DEPART-POST: 07/26/2003
SESSION-DATE: 07/28/2003
RETURN-POST: 08/17/2003
NO-OF-PART: 1
RANK-ORDER: 13
START MEMO POST-OBJ:
This nomination is in support of MPP goals on
"Regional Stability," "Democracy," and "Mutual
Understanding."
END MEMO POST-OBJ:
START MEMO POST-RCMD:

END MEMO POST-RCMD:
USIA-OFFICE-ID: 1039
PROG-AGENCY-ID:
PROJ-TYPE-ID: SRP
PROG-TYPE-ID: 29
NOMINATING-POST-ID: 2929
FUNDING-CNTRY-ID:
STATUS: N
ORIGINATOR: P
SUBJ-DISC: Women's Rights
START BIO:
PREFIX: Ms.
F-NAME: Neluka
M-NAME:
L-NAME: SILVA
SUFFIX:
PRINCIPAL?: Yes
M-ADDR1: Department of English
M-ADDR2: University of Colombo
M-ADDR3: Reid Avenue
M-CITY: Colombo 7
M-STATE:
M-CNTRY: Sri Lanka
M-ZONE:
M-ZIP:
M-PHONE: (94-1) 500-438
M-FAX:
M-EMAIL:
M-CNTRY-ID: CE
M-ADDRTYPE: B
GENDER: F
DOB: 03/23/1966
MAR-STAT: M
BIRTH-CITY: Colombo
BIRTH-CNTRY: Sri Lanka
CITIZ-CNTRY: Sri Lanka
RES-CNTRY: Sri Lanka
START MEMO POSITION:
Senior Lecturer and Head, Department of English,
University of Colombo, June 2001- to date
END MEMO POSITION:
START MEMO OTHER-POSITIONS:
Consultant and Editor, Social Scientists'
Association of Sri Lanka, Since 1997 to date
END MEMO OTHER-POSITIONS:
START MEMO PREV-POSITIONS:
1997-2001 - Lecturer, Department of English,
University of Colombo
1989-93 - Researcher, International Centre for
Ethnic Studies
END MEMO PREV-POSITIONS:
START MEMO US-TRAVEL:

END MEMO US-TRAVEL:
START MEMO OTHER-TRAVEL:
END MEMO OTHER-TRAVEL:
START MEMO EDUCATION:
BA (Hons) in English (Second Class Upper) University
of Colombo, 1992
PhD in English, University of Leeds, UK, 1997
Advanced Diploma in Peace and Conflict Resolution,
Dept. of Peace and Conflict Resolution, Uppsala
University, Sweden, 2002
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 MPP strategic goals
on "Regional Stability," "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: Stephen Holgate
START MEMO NOMINATING-JUSTIFICATION:
Although Dr. Silva is the Head of the Department of
English at the University of Colombo, her interests
run beyond the field of English. She is the
consultant and editor of the Social Scientists'
Association and also works closely with the Regional
Centre for Strategic Studies, and the International
Centre for Ethnic Studies. Through these reputed
organizations Dr. Silva is actively involved with
peace and conflict resolution, and women's rights.
Dr. Silva is young and has a long academic career
ahead of her. She also has all indications of
becoming a future leader in activities on peace,
conflict resolution and women's rights.
An exposure through the IV program on "Women as
Leaders in the Public and Private Sectors," would be
greatly beneficial to her and in return to the Sri
Lankan society.

END MEMO NOMINATING-JUSTIFICATION:
NOM-OFF: Public Affairs Section
SPEAKER?: No
NOTIFY-EMB: Yes
MEDIA?: No
HOME-STAY: Yes
HOME-HOSP?: Yes
E-I-TYPE:
NOMINEE-ID: 103
PERSON-ID: 107
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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