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Cablegate: Fy-2004 Mrp "Administration of Courts"

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130441Z Jan 04

UNCLAS SECTION 01 OF 03 COLOMBO 000059

SIPDIS

STATE FOR ECA/PE/V/P-MARGERY BENSON/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 MRP "ADMINISTRATION OF COURTS"
SEPTEMBER 23-OCTOBER 14, 2004: SRI LANKAN NOMINATION
PROJECT NUMBER: E/VP-2004-0043

REF: (A) STATE 085455, (B) COLOMBO 0676

1. POST NOMINATES MR. W.J. SHAVINDRA FERNANDO, SENIOR
STATE COUNSEL, ATTORNEY GENERAL'S DEPARTMENT FOR
PARTICIPATION IN SUBJECT PROJECT. POST CONFIRMS THAT
THIS NOMINATION HAS "FULL COUNTRY TEAM APPROVAL."

2. NOMINATION IS AS FOLLOWS:
TRANSMITTING-POST: PAS COLOMBO
TRANSMITTING-POST-ID: 2929
EXPORT-TYPE: BIO DATA
START NOMINATION:
ECA-OFFICE: E/VGN
PROG-AGENCY-NAME:
POST-PROJ-ID: 101
ECA-PROJ-NO: E/VP-2004-0043
PROJ-NAME: ADMINISTRATION OF COURTS - SEPTEMBER 23-
OCTOBER 14, 2004
START MEMO PROJ-DESC:

END MEMO PROJ-DESC:
PROJ-TYPE: MULTI-REGIONAL
PROG-TYPE: IV GRANT VISITOR
FY: 2004
DEPART-POST: 09/21/2004
SESSION-DATE: 09/23/2004
RETURN-POST: 10/17/2004
NO-OF-PART: 1
RANK-ORDER: 17
START MEMO POST-OBJ:
THIS NOMINATION IS IN SUPPORT OF BROAD MPP GOAL
"SUPPORTING HUMAN RIGHTS, DEMOCRACY AND THE RULE OF LAW
IN SRI LANKA."
END MEMO POST-OBJ:
START MEMO POST-RCMD:

END MEMO POST-RCMD:
ECA-OFFICE-ID: 1039
PROG-AGENCY-ID:
PROJ-TYPE-ID: MRP
PROG-TYPE-ID: 29
NOMINATING-POST-ID: 2929
FUNDING-CNTRY-ID:
STATUS: N
ORIGINATOR: P
SUBJ-DISC: ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE
START BIO:
PREFIX: MR.
F-NAME: W. JUDE
M-NAME: SHAVINDRA
L-NAME: FERNANDO
SUFFIX:
POSITION-CODE: 114
PRINCIPAL?: YES
M-ADDR1: ATTORNEY GENERAL'S DEPARTMENT
M-ADDR2: HULFTSDORF
M-ADDR3:
M-CITY: COLOMBO 12
M-STATE:
M-CNTRY: SRI LANKA
M-ZONE:
M-ZIP:
M-PHONE: (94-1) 327-765
M-FAX:
M-EMAIL:
M-CNTRY-ID: CE
M-ADDRTYPE: B
GENDER: M
DOB: 05/01/1959
MAR-STAT: M
BIRTH-CITY: COLOMBO
BIRTH-CNTRY: SRI LANKA
CITIZ-CNTRY: SRI LANKA
RES-CNTRY: SRI LANKA
START MEMO POSITION:
SENIOR STATE COUNSEL, ATTORNEY GENERAL'S DEPARTMENT
END MEMO POSITION:
START MEMO OTHER-POSITIONS:

END MEMO OTHER-POSITIONS:
START MEMO PREV-POSITIONS:
LEGAL REPRESENTATIVE, VANARKADIE AND CO., SOLICITORS
LONDON, U.K.
SENIOR STATE COUNSEL, ATTORNEY GENERAL'S DEPARTMENT,
REPUBLIC OF SEYCHELLES
DISTRICT ELECTORAL SUPERVISOR/INDEPENDENT POLLING
STATION OBSERVER, UNTAC CAMBODIA
LEGAL OFFICER, MERCANTILE CREDIT LTD.
END MEMO PREV-POSITIONS:
START MEMO US-TRAVEL:
JANUARY 2002 (ONE WEEK) - SENIOR CRISIS MANAGEMENT
COURSE SPONSORED BY US DEPT. OF STATE
SEPT. 2002 (ONE WEEK) COUNTER-TERRORISM LEGISLATION
ORGANIZED BY US DEPT. OF STATE
END MEMO US-TRAVEL:
START MEMO OTHER-TRAVEL:

END MEMO OTHER-TRAVEL:
START MEMO EDUCATION:
ATTORNEY-AT-LAW, SRI LANKA LAW COLLEGE, 1985
LL.M. IN PUBLIC INTERNATIONAL LAW, UNIVERSITY OF
COLOMBO
LL.M. IN CORPORATE AND COMMERCIAL LAW, KING'S COLLEGE,
UNIVERSITY OF LONDON, U.K.
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 BROAD MPP GOAL
"SUPPORTING HUMAN RIGHTS, DEMOCRACY AND THE RULE OF LAW
IN SRI LANKA."
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: JOE NOVAK
START MEMO NOMINATING-JUSTIFICATION:
MR. FERNANDO IS CURRENTLY A KEY CONTACT FOR THE MISSION
ON HUMAN RIGHTS CASES THAT THE ATTORNEY GENERAL'S
OFFICE IS PROSECUTING (OR HAS DECIDED NOT TO
PROSECUTE). HE IS EXPECTED TO REMAIN WITH THE AG'S
OFFICE FOR THE FORESEEABLE FUTURE AND BE PROMOTED
THROUGH THE RANKS. IT WOULD BE TO THE MISSION'S
BENEFIT TO FURTHER DEVELOP THIS CONTACT SO THAT HE WILL
NOT ONLY BE HELPFUL TO US IN THE SHORT TERM, BUT WILL
REMAIN A STRONG CONTACT AS HE BECOMES MORE SENIOR. IT
IS ALSO TO OUR ADVANTEGE TO HELP STRENGTHEN THE SRI
LANKAN JUDICIAL SYSTEM SO THAT IT IS EASIER FOR
MULTIPLE SECTIONS OF THE MISSION TO WORK WITH THE
ATTORNEY GENERAL'S OFFICE.
END MEMO NOMINATING-JUSTIFICATION:
NOM-OFF: POLITICAL
SPEAKER?: NO
NOTIFY-EMB: YES
MEDIA?: NO
HOME-STAY: YES
HOME-HOSP?: YES
E-I-TYPE:
NOMINEE-ID: 135
PERSON-ID: 138
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: 22.0203
SPONS-FUNDS: 0
SPONS-AGENCY1:
USGOVT-AGENCY1: DOS
US-AGENCY-AMT1: 8000
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.
LUNSTEAD

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