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

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181028Z May 04

UNCLAS SECTION 01 OF 03 COLOMBO 000814

SIPDIS

STATE FOR EVM SUSAN LOCKWOOD/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
"GRASSROOTS DEMOCRACY II", MAY 5-26, 2005.
PROJECT NO. E/VM-2005-0023

REF: COLOMBO 00765

1.Post nominates Mahindananda "Aluthgamage", Deputy
Minister of Power and Energy 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: 112
ECA-PROJ-NO: E/VM-2005-0023
PROJ-NAME: Grassroots Democracy II - May 5-26, 2005
START MEMO PROJ-DESC:

END MEMO PROJ-DESC:
PROJ-TYPE: Multi-Regional
PROG-TYPE: IV Grant Visitor
FY: 2004
DEPART-POST: 05/03/2005
SESSION-DATE: 05/05/2005
RETURN-POST: 05/28/2005
NO-OF-PART: 1
RANK-ORDER: 2
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: Freedom & Democracy
START BIO:
PREFIX: Mr.
F-NAME: Mahindananda
M-NAME:
L-NAME: ALUTHGAMAGE
SUFFIX:
POSITION-CODE: 112
PRINCIPAL?: Yes
M-ADDR1: 309B, George E. de Silva Mawatha
M-ADDR2:
M-ADDR3:
M-CITY: Kandy
M-STATE:
M-CNTRY: Sri Lanka
M-ZONE:
M-ZIP:
M-PHONE: (94-81) 235-2806
M-FAX: (94-81) 223-7126
M-EMAIL:
M-CNTRY-ID: CE
M-ADDRTYPE: H
GENDER: M
DOB: 11/21/1964
MAR-STAT: M
BIRTH-CITY: Kandy
BIRTH-CNTRY: Sri Lanka
CITIZ-CNTRY: Sri Lanka
RES-CNTRY: Sri Lanka
START MEMO POSITION:
Deputy Minister of Power and Energy, April 1994- to date
END MEMO POSITION:
START MEMO OTHER-POSITIONS:
Member of Parliament, 2000- to date
END MEMO OTHER-POSITIONS:
START MEMO PREV-POSITIONS:
2000-2001 - Deputy Minister of Highways
1993-99 - Member, Central Provincial Council
1990 - Chairman, Sri Lanka Freedom Party Estate Union
1985-92 - Sales Executive, The Finance Co. Ltd.
END MEMO PREV-POSITIONS:
START MEMO US-TRAVEL:
None
END MEMO US-TRAVEL:
START MEMO OTHER-TRAVEL:

END MEMO OTHER-TRAVEL:
START MEMO EDUCATION:
General Certificate of Education (Advanced Level)
Examination, Royal College, Colombo, 1982
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 OTHER-LANGS:
OTHER-LANG: Tamil
OTHER-LANG-ID: TC
READ: 2
SPEAK: 2
COMP: 2
END OTHER-LANGS:
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:
Mr. Aluthgamage, who assumed duties as deputy minister of
Power and Energy, has proven experience in health and
rural development issues. Most of his career has focused
on grassroots political development in central Sri Lanka;
he has been an organizer of the governing party in the
central province. Knowledge gained through the
Grassroots Democracy program would enable him to develop
his stated plans to further political awareness and
organization at the village level.
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: 151
PERSON-ID: 159
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: 45.1099
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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