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Cablegate: Fy-03 Sa/Rp On "Water Resources Management":

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270426Z Mar 03

UNCLAS SECTION 01 OF 03 COLOMBO 000518

SIPDIS

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

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: OEXC SCUL KPAO OEXC
SUBJECT: FY-03 SA/RP ON "WATER RESOURCES MANAGEMENT":
APRIL 14-MAY 2, 2003:SRI LANKAN GRANTEE RANJITH SEIMON

REF: (A) ASHIFFLETT/RSANDANAYAKE E-MAIL OF 3/25/03,

(B) COLOMBO 000488

1. GRANTEE SEIMON ACCEPTS INVITATION TO PARTICIPATE IN
SUBJECT PROJECT.

2. HIS COMPLETE BIODATA FOLLOWS:
START FIXED-FORMAT TEXT (PLEASE DO NOT EDIT):
: The following data is in a fixed format which enables
: automated processing in Washington and should not be
: edited except by means of the Post-EVDB software.
EXPORT-SOURCE: POST-EVDB
VERSION: 3.0.5
POST-EMAIL: rscmb@pd.state.gov
TRANSMITTING-POST: PAS Colombo
TRANSMITTING-POST-ID: 2929
EXPORT-TYPE: BIO DATA
START NOMINATION:
ECA-OFFICE: E/VGN
PROG-AGENCY-NAME:
POST-PROJ-ID: 79
ECA-PROJ-NO:
PROJ-NAME: SA-RP: Water Resources Management - April
14-May 2, 2003
START MEMO PROJ-DESC:

END MEMO PROJ-DESC:
PROJ-TYPE: Regional
PROG-TYPE: IV Grant Visitor
FY: 2003
DEPART-POST: 04/11/2003
SESSION-DATE: 04/14/2003
RETURN-POST: 05/18/2003
NO-OF-PART: 1
RANK-ORDER: 1
START MEMO POST-OBJ:
This nomination is in support of MPP goal on "Economic
Development"
END MEMO POST-OBJ:
START MEMO POST-RCMD:

END MEMO POST-RCMD:
ECA-OFFICE-ID: 1039
PROG-AGENCY-ID:
PROJ-TYPE-ID: RP
PROG-TYPE-ID: 29
NOMINATING-POST-ID: 2929
FUNDING-CNTRY-ID:
STATUS: N
ORIGINATOR: P
SUBJ-DISC: Environment
START BIO:
PREFIX: Mr.
F-NAME: Mahavidanalage
M-NAME: Ranjith T. Seimon
L-NAME: JAYAWARDANA WICKRAMARATNA
SUFFIX:
POSITION-CODE: 114
PRINCIPAL?: Yes
M-ADDR1: Ministry of Irrigation
M-ADDR2: and Water Management
M-ADDR3: 500 T.B. Jayah Mawatha
M-CITY: Colombo 10
M-STATE:
M-CNTRY: Sri Lanka
M-ZONE:
M-ZIP:
M-PHONE: (94-1) 687-348
M-FAX: (94-1) 687-141
M-EMAIL: imbulana@eureka.lk
M-CNTRY-ID: CE
M-ADDRTYPE: B
GENDER: M
DOB: 11/03/1050
MAR-STAT: M
BIRTH-CITY: Colombo
BIRTH-CNTRY: Sri Lanka
CITIZ-CNTRY: Sri Lanka
RES-CNTRY: Sri Lanka
START MEMO POSITION:
Director (Engineering), Ministry of Irrigation, April
2002- to date
END MEMO POSITION:
START MEMO OTHER-POSITIONS:

END MEMO OTHER-POSITIONS:
START MEMO PREV-POSITIONS:
June 1997-March 2002 - Deputy Director (Engineering)
Ministry of Irrigation
1996-May 1997 - Chief Irrigatiaon Engineer, Regional
Development and Construction Branch, Department of
Irrigation
September 1982-December 1995 - Worked as Irrigation
Engineering in various branches of the Department of
Irrigation
1976-August 1982 - Technical Assistant, Forest
Department
1972-75 - Assistant Foreman, State Development and
Construction Corporation

END MEMO PREV-POSITIONS:
START MEMO US-TRAVEL:
None
END MEMO US-TRAVEL:
START MEMO OTHER-TRAVEL:
Taiwan - 1999 (one week) - Attendned a seminar on
irrigation
Thailand - 1995 (two months) - Attended a training
program sponsored by Asian Institute of Technology
India - 1991-92 - For Studies
Malaysia/Thailand - 1990 (two weeks) - Visited
irrigation projects
END MEMO OTHER-TRAVEL:
START MEMO EDUCATION:
Civil Engineering Degree, Institution of Engineers, Sri
Lanka, 1982
Civil Engineering (Charter) Institution of Engineers,
Sri Lanka, 1986
Master's Degree in Hydrology, University of Roorkee,
India, 1992
END MEMO EDUCATION:
START MEMO MEMBERSHIPS:
Member, Institute of Engineer of Sri Lanka
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 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: Bruce A. Lohof
START MEMO NOMINATING-JUSTIFICATION:
Mr. Seimon is the Director (Engineering) of the
Ministry of Irrigation. His duties include assisting
the Ministry Secretary in advising the Minister on
formulation of irrigation policy matters, coordination
of activities of the Irrigation Department which is the
institution providing irrigation facilities to the
farmer community. Activities include formulation of
Water Resources Development Projects comprising of
investigations, designs and water balance studies and
Water Resources Management.
In additon, Mr. Seimon serves in the Technical
Evaluation Committee to evaluate Environmental Impact
Assessment of Irrigation and Water Resources
Development Projects.

END MEMO NOMINATING-JUSTIFICATION:
NOM-OFF: Public Affairs Section
SPEAKER?: No
NOTIFY-EMB: Yes
MEDIA?: No
HOME-STAY: No
HOME-HOSP?: Yes
E-I-TYPE:
NOMINEE-ID: 112
PERSON-ID: 113
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
DS2019-ACTION: 1
DS2019-SUBJECT: 14.0805
SPONS-FUNDS: 0
SPONS-AGENCY1:
USGOVT-AGENCY1: DOS
US-AGENCY-AMT1: 8500
USGOVT-AGENCY2:
US-AGENCY-AMT2: 0
INTL-ORG1:
INTL-ORG-AMOUNT1: 0
INTL-ORG2:
INTL-ORG-AMOUNT2: 0
VIS-GOVT-AMT: 0
COMMISSION: 0
OTHER-AMOUNT: 0
VIS-AMOUNT: 0
VIS-CAT: 5
END BIO:
END NOMINATION:
END FIXED-FORMAT TEXT:

3. GRANTEE SEIMON'S PASSPORT DETAILS FOLLOW:
SURNAME: JAYAWARDANA WICKRAMARATNA MAHAVIDANALAGE
OTHER NAMES: RANJITH THOMAS SEIMON
PASSPORT NUMBER: M2011033
DATE OF BIRTH: 03/11/1950 (NOVEMBER 03, 1950)
PLACE OF BIRTH: COLOMBO (SRI LANKA)
DATE OF ISSUE: 19/04/2001 (APRIL 19, 2001)
PLACE OF ISSUE: COLOMBO (SRI LANKA)
DATE OF EXPIRY: 19/04/2006 (APRIL 19, 2006)

4. DS-2019 INFORMATION HAS BEEN ENTERED INTO EVDB.
PLEASE ADVISE WHEN TO EXPECT DS-2019 FORMS FOR
GRANTEE'S U.S. VISA.

5. WOULD APPRECIATE RECEIVING PROGRAM DETAILS SOONEST.
WILLS

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