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Cablegate: Fy-2004 Iv Program: Sri Lankan Nomination For

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010740Z Jul 03

UNCLAS SECTION 01 OF 03 COLOMBO 001132

SIPDIS

STATE FOR SUSAN LOCKWOOD/ AZZA MOUNIB-ZAKI;
INFO: ECA/PE/V/G/N-ALICE SHIFFLETT; SA/PD

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: OEXC SCUL KPAO OEXC
SUBJECT: FY-2004 IV PROGRAM: SRI LANKAN NOMINATION FOR
MRP ON "U.S.TRADE POLICY AND THE WORLD ECONOMY":
APRIL 8-29, 2004
PROJECT NUMBER: E/VP-2004-0019

REF: (A) STATE 96276, (B) COLOMBO 0676

1. POST NOMINATES MS. GOTHAMI INDIKADAHENA, DEPUTY
DIRECTOR OF COMMERCE, FOR PARTICIPATION IN SUBJECT
PROJECT.

2. NOMINATION IS AS 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/VP
PROG-AGENCY-NAME:
POST-PROJ-ID: 93
ECA-PROJ-NO: E/VP-2004-0019
PROJ-NAME: U.S. Trade Policy and the World Economy -
April 8-29, 2004
START MEMO PROJ-DESC:

END MEMO PROJ-DESC:
PROJ-TYPE: Multi-Regional
PROG-TYPE: IV Group Projects
FY: 2004
DEPART-POST: 04/06/2004
SESSION-DATE: 04/08/2004
RETURN-POST: 05/02/2004
NO-OF-PART: 1
RANK-ORDER: 10
START MEMO POST-OBJ:
This nomination is in support of MPP goal on "Economic
Policy and Security"
END MEMO POST-OBJ:
START MEMO POST-RCMD:

END MEMO POST-RCMD:
ECA-OFFICE-ID: 1027
PROG-AGENCY-ID:
PROJ-TYPE-ID: MRP
PROG-TYPE-ID: 31
NOMINATING-POST-ID: 2929
FUNDING-CNTRY-ID:
STATUS: N
ORIGINATOR: P
SUBJ-DISC: Trade
START BIO:
PREFIX: Mrs
F-NAME: Gothami
M-NAME:
L-NAME: INDIKADAHENA
SUFFIX:
POSITION-CODE: 0
PRINCIPAL?: Yes
M-ADDR1: Department of Commerce
M-ADDR2: 4th Floor, Rakshana Mandiraya Bldg.
M-ADDR3: Vauxhall Street
M-CITY: Colombo 2
M-STATE:
M-CNTRY: Sri Lanka
M-ZONE:
M-ZIP:
M-PHONE:
M-FAX: (94-1) 330-366
M-EMAIL:
M-CNTRY-ID: CE
M-ADDRTYPE: B
GENDER: F
DOB: 10/10/1962
MAR-STAT: M
BIRTH-CITY: Colombo
BIRTH-CNTRY: Sri Lanka
CITIZ-CNTRY: Sri Lanka
RES-CNTRY: Sri Lanka
START MEMO POSITION:
Deputy Director of Commerce, September 1999- to date
END MEMO POSITION:
START MEMO OTHER-POSITIONS:

END MEMO OTHER-POSITIONS:
START MEMO PREV-POSITIONS:
June-December 2002 - Minister Counsellor (Economic and
Commercial) Permanent Mission of Sri Lanka to the UN,
Geneva, Switzerland
September 1998-May 2002 - First Secretary (Economic and
Commercial) Permanent Mission of Sri Lanka to the UN,
Geneva, Switzerland
Jan. 1997-August 1998 - Senior Assistant Director of
Commerce
Sept. 1993-December 1996 - Consul for Sri Lanka,
Consulate of Sri Lanka in Mumbai, India
1988- Aug. 1993 - Assistant Director of Commerce
1987-88 - Assessor, Department of Inland Revenue

END MEMO PREV-POSITIONS:
START MEMO US-TRAVEL:
None
END MEMO US-TRAVEL:
START MEMO OTHER-TRAVEL:

END MEMO OTHER-TRAVEL:
START MEMO EDUCATION:
B.A., University of Peradeniya, 1985
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 goal on "Economic
Policy and Security"
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: Will Avery
START MEMO NOMINATING-JUSTIFICATION:
Mrs. Indikadahena has recently returned from an
assignment with the Sri Lanka Mission at the UN in
Geneva. During this period, Mrs. Indikadahena has able
to actively participated in WTO negotiations and was
involved in formulating developing country positions.
She has a strong understanding of WTO laws and
principles. Currently, she is assigned to the Commerce
Department of Sri Lanka as Deputy Director. She is
engaged in work related to multilateral issues,
including WTO negotiations and bilateral trade.
We hope the experience of meeting a wide cross section
of US policy makers, visiting institutions of interest,
and meeting counterparts from around the world will
broaden her outlook and also give her an understanding
of US trade policy background. In particular, due to
her strong familiarity with developing country issues,
we expect that an exposure to US trade policy making
will give her a balanced view of global trade issues.
Mrs. Indikadahena's participation in this program will
help to develop better cooperation on trade matters
including WTO issues, and make progress towards a FTA
using TIFA discussions.

END MEMO NOMINATING-JUSTIFICATION:
NOM-OFF: ECON
SPEAKER?: No
NOTIFY-EMB: Yes
MEDIA?: No
HOME-STAY: Yes
HOME-HOSP?: Yes
E-I-TYPE:
NOMINEE-ID: 127
PERSON-ID: 131
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: 0
DS2019-SUBJECT: 52.1101
SPONS-FUNDS: 0
SPONS-AGENCY1:
USGOVT-AGENCY1:
US-AGENCY-AMT1: 0
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. PLEASE ADVISE ACCEPTANCE OF THIS NOMINATION.
CAMP

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