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

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181006Z May 04

UNCLAS SECTION 01 OF 03 COLOMBO 000808

SIPDIS

STATE FOR ECA/PE/V/M ALISON MOYLAN/AZZA MOUNIB-ZAKI; 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
"U.S. FOREIGN POLICY DECISION MAKING PROCESS",
OCTOBER 7-28, 2004.
PROJECT NO. E/VM-2005-0001

REF: COLOMBO 00765

1. Post nominates T.M. Thusitha N. "Tennakoon", Chief
Executive Officer and Director of Studies, Bandaranaike
Center for International Studies 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: 125
ECA-PROJ-NO: E/VM-2005-0001
PROJ-NAME: U.S. Foreign Policy Decision Making Process -
October 7-28, 2004
START MEMO PROJ-DESC:

END MEMO PROJ-DESC:
PROJ-TYPE: Multi-Regional
PROG-TYPE: IV Grant Visitor
FY: 2004
DEPART-POST: 10/05/2004
SESSION-DATE: 10/07/2004
RETURN-POST: 10/30/2004
NO-OF-PART: 1
RANK-ORDER: 0
START MEMO POST-OBJ:
This nomination is in support of MPP goals on "Democracy"
and "Human Rights"
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: Foreign Policy
START BIO:
PREFIX: Dr.
F-NAME: T.M. Thusitha
M-NAME: Nanda
L-NAME: TENNAKOON
SUFFIX:
POSITION-CODE: 331
PRINCIPAL?: Yes
GENDER: M
DOB: 12/02/1964
MAR-STAT: M
BIRTH-CITY: Matale
BIRTH-CNTRY: Sri Lanka
CITIZ-CNTRY: Sri Lanka
RES-CNTRY: Sri Lanka
START MEMO POSITION:
Chief Executive Officer and Director of Studies,
Bandaranaike Centre for International Studies, July 2000-
to date
END MEMO POSITION:
START MEMO OTHER-POSITIONS:

END MEMO OTHER-POSITIONS:
START MEMO PREV-POSITIONS:
March 1999-June 2000 - Senior Lecturer, Dept. of Physics,
University of Peradeniya
June 1991-December 1998 - Postgraduate Research Assistant
Scholar, Dept. of Physics, University of Peradeniya
END MEMO PREV-POSITIONS:
START MEMO US-TRAVEL:
None
END MEMO US-TRAVEL:
START MEMO OTHER-TRAVEL:
Sweden - 1992-96 - For studies
END MEMO OTHER-TRAVEL:
START MEMO EDUCATION:
B.Sc. (Special Science), University of Peradeniya, 1991
Certificate Offered by International Science Program, 1996
Ph.D. in Physics, University of Peradeniya, 1998
END MEMO EDUCATION:
START MEMO MEMBERSHIPS:
Member, Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of
Science
Member, Institute of Physics, Sri lanka
Member, Centre for Democracy and Development
END MEMO MEMBERSHIPS:
START MEMO PUBLICATIONS:
Numerous presentation papers and publications on physics
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 "Human Rights"
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:
Bandaranaike Center for International studies (BCIS) is one
of Sri Lanka's primary institutions. The Center, in
addition to regular certificate, diploma and postgraduate
diploma courses in international relations, conducts
academic courses, training and research on international
relations, foreign policy, governance, international law
and human rights, conflict and peace studies, post-conflict
development, and rehabilitation. As the Director of
Studies of BCIS, Dr. Tennakoon is responsible for
curriculum development and course coordination. In this
capacity, he has considerable influence on the world view
of a generation of Sri Lankan leaders/legislators. As Dr.
Tennakoon has never been to the U.S. an exposure to a broad
ranging IV on Foreign Policy and Decision Making would give
him a wider perspective on the U.S. foreign policy.
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: 165
PERSON-ID: 172
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: 45.0901
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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