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Cablegate: El Fellow Carol Crehan

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UNCLAS COLOMBO 001641

SIPDIS

STATE FOR SA/PD - LSCENSNYL, LSCHWARTZ, JOHN RONEY
ECA/AL CATHERINE WILSON, NEA/SA/EX/FM CKEITH

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: KPAO ABUD AMGT CE
SUBJECT: EL FELLOW CAROL CREHAN

1. Post is pleased to report that Ms. Crehan has arrived in Sri Lank
assignment with the Bandaranaike Center for International Studies.

2. Post has two requests to make on the enhancement funds and the st

- Enhancement funds: Post requests that enhanced funds unused from h
2003 grant be made available for Ms. Crehan's new institution. These
be used to defray course fees for teachers who will enroll in the cou
she will teach. We understand that $ 5,000 is available for this pur

- Stipend: This request is in response (a) to the dramatic increases
cost of living in Colombo (driven mostly by the "peace dividend" envi
that Sri Lanka has enjoyed under the ceasefire agreement) and (b) a r
appreciating rupees (which has recently moved from Rs 97=$1. to Rs 94
you concur with these requests please provide fiscal data for the abo
requests.

Lunstead

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