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Cablegate: Fy 05 Iv Program: Sri Lankan Nominee for Mrp

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181002Z May 04

UNCLAS SECTION 01 OF 03 COLOMBO 000806

SIPDIS

STATE FOR ECA/PE/V/M MARGERY BENSON/DEBORAH THOMPSON; INFO
ECA/PE/V/R/N/-LARRY A. MOODY, SA/PD

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: OEXC SCUL KPAO OEXC
SUBJECT: FY 05 IV PROGRAM: SRI LANKAN NOMINEE FOR MRP
"LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT FOR WOMEN", MARCH 3-24, 2005.
PROJECT NO. E/VM-2005-0015

REF: COLOMBO 00765

1. Post nominates Pushpika G. "Weerakoon", Research Intern,
Ministry of Justice, for participation in 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: tilakawardenac@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: 127
ECA-PROJ-NO: e/VM-2005-0015
PROJ-NAME: Leadership Development for Women - March 3-24,
2005
START MEMO PROJ-DESC:

END MEMO PROJ-DESC:
PROJ-TYPE: Multi-Regional
PROG-TYPE: IV Grant Visitor
FY: 2004
DEPART-POST: 03/01/2005
SESSION-DATE: 03/03/2005
RETURN-POST: 03/26/2005
NO-OF-PART: 1
RANK-ORDER: 0
START MEMO POST-OBJ:
This nomination is in support of MPP goal on "Democratic
Systems and Practices"
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: Women's Rights
START BIO:
PREFIX: Ms.
F-NAME: Pushpika
M-NAME: Ganganie
L-NAME: WEERAKOON
SUFFIX:
POSITION-CODE: 100
PRINCIPAL?: Yes
M-ADDR1: 27/14 Rosmead Place
M-ADDR2:
M-ADDR3:
M-CITY: Colombo 7
M-STATE:
M-CNTRY: Sri Lanka
M-ZONE:
M-ZIP:
M-PHONE: (94-11) 269-4549
M-FAX:
M-EMAIL: pushpisweet@hotmail.com
M-CNTRY-ID: CE
M-ADDRTYPE: B
GENDER: F
DOB: 05/08/1979
MAR-STAT: S
BIRTH-CITY: Colombo
BIRTH-CNTRY: Sri Lanka
CITIZ-CNTRY: Sri Lanka
RES-CNTRY: Sri Lanka
START MEMO POSITION:
Research Intern, Ministry of Justice, June 2003- to date
END MEMO POSITION:
START MEMO OTHER-POSITIONS:

END MEMO OTHER-POSITIONS:
START MEMO PREV-POSITIONS:
January-May 2003 - Trainee Counsellor/Adviser, Brent Victim
Support Scheme, UK
May-December 2002 - Legal Secretary, Fernando Co.
Solicitors, UK
1989-99 - Radio Presenter, Asia Broadcasting Network, Sri
Lanka
END MEMO PREV-POSITIONS:
START MEMO US-TRAVEL:
2000 - Short visit on holiday
END MEMO US-TRAVEL:
START MEMO OTHER-TRAVEL:
United Kingdom - 1999-2003 - For Studies
India - Jan. 1999 - Holiday
France - Sept. 1999 - Holiday

END MEMO OTHER-TRAVEL:
START MEMO EDUCATION:
LL.B., University of Buckingham, U.K., 2001
LL.M. University of Buckingham, U.K., 2003
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 "Democratic
Systems and Practices"
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:
Ms. Weerakoon is a well rounded, young and dynamic lawyer
and a civil servant with tremendous leadership potential,
as evidenced by her numerous involvement in student
associations. Currently working as a researcher in the Sri
Lankan Ministry of Justice in Law Reform, she also serves
as a justice of peace. Exposure to U.S. strategies of
leadership development for women would broaden her
perspective and enable her to augment her proven leadership
potential.
This nomination has "full Country Team approval."

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: 167
PERSON-ID: 173
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: 05.0207
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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