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Cablegate: Fy 05 Regional Iv Program: Sri Lankan Nominee For

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181026Z May 04

UNCLAS SECTION 01 OF 03 COLOMBO 000812

SIPDIS

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

E.O. 12958:N/A
TAGS: SCUL KPAO OECV OEXC
SUBJECT: FY 05 REGIONAL IV PROGRAM: SRI LANKAN NOMINEE FOR
"COMBATING TERRORIST FINANCIAL NETWORKS AND MONEY
LAUNDERING", MARCH 7-25, 2005
PROJECT NO. E/VGN-2005-0017

REF: (A) STATE 100261, (B) COLOMBO 00765

1. Post nominates D. Prashantha J. "DE LIVERA" 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:
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: 129
ECA-PROJ-NO: E/VGN-2005-0017
PROJ-NAME: Combating Terrorist Financial Networks and Money
Laundering (March 7-25, 2005)
START MEMO PROJ-DESC:

END MEMO PROJ-DESC:
PROJ-TYPE: Regional
PROG-TYPE: IV Grant Visitor
FY: 2004
DEPART-POST: 03/05/2005
SESSION-DATE: 03/07/2005
RETURN-POST: 03/27/2005
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: RP
PROG-TYPE-ID: 29
NOMINATING-POST-ID: 2929
FUNDING-CNTRY-ID:
STATUS: N
ORIGINATOR: U
SUBJ-DISC: Money Laundering
START BIO:
PREFIX: Mr.
F-NAME: D.Prasantha
M-NAME: Joseph
L-NAME: DE LIVERA
SUFFIX:
POSITION-CODE: 321
PRINCIPAL?: Yes
M-ADDR1: Attorney General's Department
M-ADDR2: Hulftsdorp
M-ADDR3:
M-CITY: Colombo 12
M-STATE:
M-CNTRY: Sri Lanka
M-ZONE:
M-ZIP:
M-PHONE: (94-11) 242-2889
M-FAX:
M-EMAIL:
M-CNTRY-ID: CE
M-ADDRTYPE: B
GENDER: M
DOB: 05/25/1961
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, 1996-
to date
END MEMO POSITION:
START MEMO OTHER-POSITIONS:
Serves on several government committees, including the
Crimes Committee under the Prevention of Terrorism Law and
Emergency.
END MEMO OTHER-POSITIONS:
START MEMO PREV-POSITIONS:
1985-95 - State Counsel, Attorney-General's Department
END MEMO PREV-POSITIONS:
START MEMO US-TRAVEL:
None
END MEMO US-TRAVEL:
START MEMO OTHER-TRAVEL:
U.K.-2000-2002 - For studies
END MEMO OTHER-TRAVEL:
START MEMO EDUCATION:
Attorney-at-Law, Sri Lanka Law College, 1984
LL.M., University of London, 2002
END MEMO EDUCATION:
START MEMO MEMBERSHIPS:
Member, Bar Associationg of Sri Lanka
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: 3
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: Dean Thompson
START MEMO NOMINATING-JUSTIFICATION:
Mr. De Livera, a senior state counsel, specialized in
criminal law serves the Attorney General's Department (AG).
An appellate counsel for the Government of Sri Lanka
conducts prosecutions on behalf of the state in the High
Court, the Appeal Court and the Supreme Court. He is also
the supervising officer at the AG's Department for
terrorist crimes/financing and money laundering; and is
responsible for deciding the course of action on all the
cases pertaining to this subject referred to the AG by the
Police. As he assists the Solicitor General in the area of
anti money laundering and terrorist financing legislation,
he attended IMF, Central Bank and Commonwealth Secretariat
organized seminars and on the implementation of UNSCR 1373.
In February of this year, he attended the IMF organized
seminar on 'Anti-Money Laundering and Combating the
Financing of Terrorism for Criminal Justice Officers.' De
Livera, the principal contact of the Econ Section at the
AG's Department on money laundering and terrorist financing
information assisted in briefing the US Treasury on the
implementation of money laundering legislation. As he
being a counterpart to the Treasury Technical Advisors on
this subject, if an opportunity is given to Mr. De Livera
to participate in the RP on "Combating Terrorist Financial
Network and Money Laundering," would benefit Sri Lanka as a
whole and would enhance his prospects within the AG's Dept.
This nomination has "full Country Team approval."

END MEMO NOMINATING-JUSTIFICATION:
NOM-OFF: Econo
SPEAKER?: No
NOTIFY-EMB: Yes
MEDIA?: No
HOME-STAY: Yes
HOME-HOSP?: Yes
E-I-TYPE:
NOMINEE-ID: 169
PERSON-ID: 176
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: 22.0000
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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