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Cablegate: Cy 2002 End-Use Monitoring Report for Sri

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

UNCLAS SECTION 01 OF 02 COLOMBO 000948

SIPDIS

DEPARTMENT FOR SA, SA/INS, INL, INL/AAE

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: SNAR PREL CE
SUBJECT: CY 2002 End-Use Monitoring Report for Sri
Lanka

Refs: (A) State 147436; (B) State 8696

1. Starting in 1993, Mission has used funds from the
International Narcotics Control program for equipment
purchases to government and NGO entities. The equipment
recipients are the National Dangerous Drugs Control
Board (NDDCB) from 1993 to 1996; The Federation of Non-
Governmental Organization Against Drug Abuse (FONGOADA)
in 1995 and 1997; the Sri Lanka Anti-Narcotics
Association (SLANA) in both 1998 and 1999; and the
Mithuru-Mithuro Rehabilitation Center in 1999. The
details of each program's equipment and usage monitoring
are outlined below.

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I. NDDCB
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2. Following is the report on equipment purchased for
the NDDCB.

A. Resources:
-- Two Sharp desktop calculators
-- Olympus microcassette recorder
-- Olympus transcriber
-- Xerox high-speed copier
-- Brother electronic typewriter
-- Goldstar microwave oven
-- Canon photocopier
-- Gestetner fax machine
-- Sharp electronic word processor
-- HP Scanjet color scanner
-- Rotary evaporator
-- Uchida overhead projector
-- Unipex amplifier
-- Unipex mixing pre amplifier
-- Unipex microphone
-- Unipex speaker horn

B. Procedures: Post monitors resources through
periodic communication and on-site inspections by
Mission officers. Through the relationship developed
with the NDDCB personnel, this procedure has proven
effective over time. Post visually inspected the
equipment last in January 2001. Mission personnel have
continued to receive verbal updates from NDDCB, the most
recent being in early 2003. Further, Post will be
scheduling an on-site inspection in the coming months.

C. Status: The NDDCB office in Colombo houses the
equipment and all equipment was in satisfactory
condition when last inspected.

D. Problems: During the last communication, NDDCB
personnel indicated that all equipment was in working
order, with no outstanding problems.

E. Program Changes: No program changes are
recommended.

F. Impact: The equipment supports the analytical work
of the NDDCB's National Narcotics Laboratory (NNL), which
conducts analysis of the Narcotic Drugs and other
psychotropic substances. The agency provides analytical
reports of suspected narcotics samples forwarded by the
government for examination. The audio/visual equipment
supports the NDDCB training division's awareness
building, preventative education, and training programs.

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II. FONGOADA
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3. The following is the report on equipment purchased
for FONGOADA.

A. Resources: FONGOADA received an AF-IR slide
projector and a Panasonic multi-system video cassette
recorder in 1995. Following that, in 1997, the
organization received a Toshiba facsimile and a Micro
answering machine.

B. Procedures: Post monitors resources through
periodic communication and on-site inspections by
Mission officers. Through the relationship developed
with FONGOADA personnel, this procedure has proven
effective over time. Post visually inspected the
equipment last in June 2001. Mission personnel have
continued to receive verbal updates from FONGOADA, the
most recent being in early 2003. Mission personnel will
be scheduling an on-site inspection in the next few
months.

C. Status: FONGOADA uses its equipment in a dual
fashion: as an office resource and for loan to its
constituent organizations. FONGOADA ensures that all
equipment is maintained properly. The facsimile and
answering machine are used as intended, while the video
cassette recorder is used when the organization is able
to borrow a television.

D. Problems: The director of FONGOADA reports that the
slide projector is no longer functional. Need for such
technology has declined and the slide projector's use
not essential, however.

E. Program Changes: No program changes are
recommended.

F. Impact: The equipment is part of a resource bank
for FONGOADA member organizations, with special emphasis
placed on assisting smaller NGOs outside of Colombo.
Programs using this equipment generate favorable
comments from companion organizations.

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III. SLANA
===========

4. The following is the report on equipment purchased
for SLANA.

A. Resources: SLANA received a Gestetner photocopier
in 1998.

B. Procedures: Post last inspected the equipment in
January 2000. Periodic verbal updates have followed,
with the most recent in early 2003. Mission personnel
will be scheduling an on-site inspection in the coming
months.

C. Status: SLANA reports that the photocopier is in
good working order in its Colombo office.

D. Problems: During the last communication, SLANA
personnel indicated that the equipment was fine, with no
outstanding issues.

E. Program Changes: No program changes are
recommended.

F. Impact: SLANA uses the photocopier to increase its
capability to conduct outreach efforts. During the
prior year, SLANA developed brochures and flyers with
the equipment.

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IV. MITHURU-MITHURO
====================

5. The following is the report on equipment purchased
for Mithuru-Mithuro.

A. Resources: Mithuru-Mithuro received a Sony 14"
color television in 1999.

B. Procedures: Post last inspected the equipment in
November 1999. Periodic verbal updates have followed,
with the most recent in early 2003. Mission personnel
will be scheduling an on-site inspection in the coming
months.

C. Status: The television is located in the Mithuru-
Mithuro center in Pelmadulla. The center reports that
the television is in working order.

D. Problems: During the last communication, center
personnel indicated that the equipment was fine, with no
outstanding problems.

E. Program Changes: No program changes are
recommended.

F. Impact: The television is used with recovering drug
addicts in an educational setting.


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