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

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181025Z May 04

UNCLAS SECTION 01 OF 03 COLOMBO 000811

SIPDIS

STATE FOR ECA/PE/V/M ISABELLE ZSOLDOS/SEQUITA ROBINSON;
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
"RELIGION AND THE COMMUNITY", JULY 21-AUGUST 11, 2005.
PROJECT NO. E/VM-2005-0034

REF: COLOMBO 00765

1. Post nominates Ven. M. "Mangala" Bhikku, Lecturer,
University of Ruhuna, 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: 121
ECA-PROJ-NO: E/VM-2005-0034
PROJ-NAME: Religion and the Community - July 21-August 11,
2005
START MEMO PROJ-DESC:

END MEMO PROJ-DESC:
PROJ-TYPE: Multi-Regional
PROG-TYPE: IV Grant Visitor
FY: 2004
DEPART-POST: 07/19/2005
SESSION-DATE: 07/21/2005
RETURN-POST: 08/13/2005
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: U
SUBJ-DISC: Religion
START BIO:
PREFIX:
F-NAME: Ven. Makola
M-NAME:
L-NAME: MANGALA, Thero
SUFFIX:
POSITION-CODE: 219
PRINCIPAL?: Yes
M-ADDR1: Sri Sudharshanarama Purana Viharaya
M-ADDR2: Kiribathgoda
M-ADDR3:
M-CITY: Makola
M-STATE:
M-CNTRY: Sri Lanka
M-ZONE:
M-ZIP:
M-PHONE: (94-11) 291-0695
M-FAX:
M-EMAIL:
M-CNTRY-ID: CE
M-ADDRTYPE: B
GENDER: M
DOB: 10/06/1961
MAR-STAT: S
BIRTH-CITY: Colombo
BIRTH-CNTRY: Sri Lanka
CITIZ-CNTRY: Sri Lanka
RES-CNTRY: Sri Lanka
START MEMO POSITION:
Lecturer, University of Ruhuna, 2002- to date
END MEMO POSITION:
START MEMO OTHER-POSITIONS:
Student Counsellor, 2002- to date
END MEMO OTHER-POSITIONS:
START MEMO PREV-POSITIONS:
2000-2001 - Assistant Lecturer, University of Kelaniya
END MEMO PREV-POSITIONS:
START MEMO US-TRAVEL:

END MEMO US-TRAVEL:
START MEMO OTHER-TRAVEL:
India - 1999 - Pilgrimate
END MEMO OTHER-TRAVEL:
START MEMO EDUCATION:
M. Phil (Buddhist Philosophy) - 2001; M.A. (Buddhist
Philosophy) - 2002, University of Kelaniya
END MEMO EDUCATION:
START MEMO MEMBERSHIPS:

END MEMO MEMBERSHIPS:
START MEMO PUBLICATIONS:
Specialities of Lord Buddha by the Ministry of Buddha
Sasana in 2002
END MEMO PUBLICATIONS:
START MEMO SPEC-CONSID:
Strict vegetarian
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:
Ven. Mangala, a respected senior lecturer in Buddhism at an
important Sri Lankan university, has an extensive
background in community service as the student counsellor
of the University of Ruhuna. As an academic and religous
leader, he would gain experience and the knowledge through
the pariticpation in "Religion and the Community" program
that could be disseminated to a wider audience --young and
old -- in southern Sri Lanka. Providing an opportunity to
a person of Ven. Mangala's caliber to expose himself to the
religious freedom in the U.S., role in the community and
the cooperative efforts with leaders of other religions,
would cement his ties to the U.S. and further our goal for
better relations with Buddhists.
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: 160
PERSON-ID: 167
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: 38.0299
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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