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Cablegate: Special Fy-2004 Mrp "Ngo Management of Youth

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110529Z May 04

UNCLAS SECTION 01 OF 04 COLOMBO 000749

SIPDIS

STATE FOR ECA/PE/V/R/N-COLEEN FLEMING
INFO: ECA/PE/V/R/N-LARRY A. MOODY; SA/PD

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: OEXC SCUL KPAO
SUBJECT: SPECIAL FY-2004 MRP "NGO MANAGEMENT OF YOUTH
PROGRAMS" - AUGUST 2-20, 2004: SRI LANKAN NOMINATIONS
PROJECT NUMBER: E/VGV-2004-0107

REF: STATE 071073

1. POST NOMINATES MR. CLIFFORD D. SPECK, FIELD
ASSISTANT (PROTECTION/PROGRAM), SATELITE OFFICE-
TRINCOMALEE, UNHCR, AS THE PRINCIPAL CANDIDATE AND FR.
SUDATH SILVA, ARCH DIOCESAN CHAPLAIN, ST. JOSEPH'S
YOUTH CENTER, AS THE ALTERNATE FOR PARTICIPATION IN THE
SUBJECT PROJECT. POST CONFIRMS THAT THIS NOMINATION
HAS "FULL COUNTRY TEAM APPROVAL."

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: 3.0.7
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: 111
ECA-PROJ-NO: E/VGN-2004-0107
PROJ-NAME: NGO Management of Youth Programs - August
2-20, 2004
START MEMO PROJ-DESC:

END MEMO PROJ-DESC:
PROJ-TYPE: Multi-Regional
PROG-TYPE: IV Grant Visitor
FY: 2004
DEPART-POST: 07/31/2004
SESSION-DATE: 08/02/2004
RETURN-POST: 08/22/2004
NO-OF-PART: 2
RANK-ORDER: 0
START MEMO POST-OBJ:
This nomination is in support of MPP goals on
"Democracy" and "Humanitarian Assistance"
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: U
SUBJ-DISC: NGO Management
START BIO:
PREFIX: Mr.
F-NAME: Clifford
M-NAME: Decklan
L-NAME: SPECK
SUFFIX:
POSITION-CODE: 0
PRINCIPAL?: Yes
M-ADDR1: 99/8, Church Road
M-ADDR2: Palaiyuthu
M-ADDR3:
M-CITY: Trincomalee
M-STATE:
M-CNTRY: Sri Lanka
M-ZONE:
M-ZIP:
M-PHONE: (94-26) 222-4276
M-FAX:
M-EMAIL: clicli@indiatimes.com
M-CNTRY-ID: CE
M-ADDRTYPE: H
GENDER: M
DOB: 07/15/1975
MAR-STAT: S
BIRTH-CITY: Trincomalee
BIRTH-CNTRY: Sri Lanka
CITIZ-CNTRY: Sri Lanka
RES-CNTRY: Sri Lanka
START MEMO POSITION:
Field Assistant (Protection/Program), UNHCR, July 2000-
to date
END MEMO POSITION:
START MEMO OTHER-POSITIONS:

END MEMO OTHER-POSITIONS:
START MEMO PREV-POSITIONS:
March-June, 2000 - Field Assistant (Program),
Rehabilitation Assistance Project for the Internally
Displaced, CARE International
July 1997-Feb. 2000 - Investigations Officer, Human
Rights Commission of Sri Lanka
Sept. 1995-June 1997 - Investigations Officer, Human
Rights Task Force
August-December, 1994 - Field Officer for Trace
Studies, World University Service of Canada
END MEMO PREV-POSITIONS:
START MEMO US-TRAVEL:
None
END MEMO US-TRAVEL:
START MEMO OTHER-TRAVEL:
Japan - August 2001 - Training program - 'Basics on
International Humanitarian Response'
Thailand, Bangkok - October 2001 - Workshop -
'Protection Learning Program'
END MEMO OTHER-TRAVEL:
START MEMO EDUCATION:
General Certificate of Education (Ordinary Level)
Examination, December 1991
END MEMO EDUCATION:
START MEMO MEMBERSHIPS:

END MEMO MEMBERSHIPS:
START MEMO PUBLICATIONS:
Viator Publications - "Honouring Martin Quere O.M.I.
(ISBN: 955-8736-00-7)
Sunday Leader (English language weekly) - freelance
entertainment columnist
END MEMO PUBLICATIONS:
START MEMO SPEC-CONSID:

END MEMO SPEC-CONSID:
FIRST-LANG: Tamil
ENGL-READ: 4
ENGL-SPEAK: 4
ENGL-COMP: 4
START OTHER-LANGS:
OTHER-LANG: Sinhala
OTHER-LANG-ID: SI
READ: 3
SPEAK: 4
COMP: 4
END OTHER-LANGS:
START OTHER-LANGS:
OTHER-LANG: Portuguese
OTHER-LANG-ID: PY
READ: 2
SPEAK: 4
COMP: 4
END OTHER-LANGS:
START MEMO NOM-POST-OBJ:
This nomination is in support of MPP goals on
"Democracy" and "Humanitarian Assistance"
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:
Speck has established himself as a leading figure in
several NGO and non-profit organizations in the
Trincomalee area. He is now the Field Assistant in
charge of protection programs at UNHCR. His major
duties include planning, monitoring and coordination,
finding durable solutions for displaced persons,
provide basic training for military and national NGOs,
monitoring activities of implementing partners,
financial control/management. In the absence of the
Head of Office, Speck acts as the officer-in-charge of
the Trincomalee office and as acting area security
coordinator for the UN system in Trincomalee. An
exposure to a program on "NGO Management of Youth
Programs" would be beneficial.

Post confirms that this nomination has "full country
team approval."

END MEMO NOMINATING-JUSTIFICATION:
NOM-OFF: Public Affairs
SPEAKER?: No
NOTIFY-EMB: Yes
MEDIA?: No
HOME-STAY: Yes
HOME-HOSP?: Yes
E-I-TYPE:
NOMINEE-ID: 149
PERSON-ID: 155
BIRTH-CNTRY-ID: CE
CITIZ-CNTRY-ID: CE
RES-CNTRY-ID: CE
FIRST-LANG-ID: TC
E-I-TYPE-ID:
NOM-POST-ID: 2929
NOM-FUNDING-CNTRY-ID:
NOM-STATUS: N
DS2019-ACTION: 0
DS2019-SUBJECT:
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:
END BIO:
START BIO:
PREFIX:
F-NAME: L. Sudath
M-NAME: Jayalal
L-NAME: SILVA
SUFFIX:
POSITION-CODE: 350
PRINCIPAL?: No
M-ADDR1: Archbishop's House
M-ADDR2: Borella
M-ADDR3:
M-CITY: Colombo 8
M-STATE:
M-CNTRY: Sri Lanka
M-ZONE:
M-ZIP:
M-PHONE: (94-11) 252-2147
M-FAX: (94-11) 269-2372
M-EMAIL:
M-CNTRY-ID: CE
M-ADDRTYPE: B
GENDER: M
DOB: 03/08/1970
MAR-STAT: S
BIRTH-CITY: Colombo
BIRTH-CNTRY: Sri Lanka
CITIZ-CNTRY: Sri Lanka
RES-CNTRY: Sri Lanka
START MEMO POSITION:
Archdiocesan Chaplain, 2002- to date
END MEMO POSITION:
START MEMO OTHER-POSITIONS:
Assistant Parish Priest, St. John Baptist Church,
Mutwal, 2003- to date
END MEMO OTHER-POSITIONS:
START MEMO PREV-POSITIONS:
2002-2003 - Assistant Parish Priest, National Basilica,
Ragama
2001-2002 - Assistant Parish Priest, St. Francis Zavier
Church, Sapugaskanda
2000-2001 - Assistant Parish Priest, St. Mary's Church,
Pitipana
END MEMO PREV-POSITIONS:
START MEMO US-TRAVEL:

END MEMO US-TRAVEL:
START MEMO OTHER-TRAVEL:

END MEMO OTHER-TRAVEL:
START MEMO EDUCATION:

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 goals on
"Democracy" and "Humanitarian Assistance"
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: Joseph Novak
START MEMO NOMINATING-JUSTIFICATION:
As the chaplain of St. Joseph's Youth Center, Fr. Silva
is entrusted with counseling and rehabilitating deaf
youth and their parents. The experience obtained over
the years, through managing community service, has
helped him carry out this program successfully.
Participation in a program of this nature would enable
him to gain new insights on effective management of
funds and formulate new strategies on working with NGO
to maximize his services to the public.

Post confirms that this nomination has "full country
team approval."

END MEMO NOMINATING-JUSTIFICATION:
NOM-OFF: Politician
SPEAKER?: No
NOTIFY-EMB: Yes
MEDIA?: No
HOME-STAY: Yes
HOME-HOSP?: Yes
E-I-TYPE:
NOMINEE-ID: 150
PERSON-ID: 156
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: 44.0799
SPONS-FUNDS: 0
SPONS-AGENCY1: DOS
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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