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

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190505Z May 04

UNCLAS SECTION 01 OF 03 COLOMBO 000822

SIPDIS

STATE FOR ECA/PE/V/M SUSAN LOCKWOOD/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
"ACCOUNTABILITY IN GOVERNMENT AND BUSINESS"
JULY 28-AUGUST 18, 2005
PROJECT NO. E/VM 2005-0035

REF: COLOMBO 00765

1.Post nominates Ms. Hana "Ibrahim" Associate Editor,
"Sunday Observer" newspaper 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: 117
ECA-PROJ-NO: E/VM-2005-0035
PROJ-NAME: Accountability in Government and Business - July
28-August 18, 2005
START MEMO PROJ-DESC:

END MEMO PROJ-DESC:
PROJ-TYPE: Multi-Regional
PROG-TYPE: IV Grant Visitor
FY: 2004
DEPART-POST: 07/26/2005
SESSION-DATE: 07/28/2005
RETURN-POST: 08/20/2005
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: Anti-Corruption
START BIO:
PREFIX: Ms.
F-NAME: Bishrul
M-NAME: Hana
L-NAME: IBRAHIM
SUFFIX:
POSITION-CODE: 622
PRINCIPAL?: Yes
M-ADDR1: Observer Editorial
M-ADDR2: Associated Newspapers of Ceylon Ltd
M-ADDR3: 35 D.R. Wijewardene Mawatha
M-CITY: Colombo 10
M-STATE:
M-CNTRY: Sri Lanka
M-ZONE:
M-ZIP:
M-PHONE: (94-11) 242-9232
M-FAX: (94-11) 242-9230
M-EMAIL: hana.suo@lakehouse.lk
M-CNTRY-ID: CE
M-ADDRTYPE: B
GENDER: F
DOB: 01/17/1961
MAR-STAT: S
BIRTH-CITY: Galle
BIRTH-CNTRY: Sri Lanka
CITIZ-CNTRY: Sri Lanka
RES-CNTRY: Sri Lanka
START MEMO POSITION:
Associate Editor, Sunday Observer, January 2003- to date
END MEMO POSITION:
START MEMO OTHER-POSITIONS:

END MEMO OTHER-POSITIONS:
START MEMO PREV-POSITIONS:
2002-2003 - Editor-Features, Sunday Observer Magazine
2001 - News Editor, Daily Observer
1998-2000 - Editor - Junior News, Gulf News
END MEMO PREV-POSITIONS:
START MEMO US-TRAVEL:
1985 - Participant at AED program
END MEMO US-TRAVEL:
START MEMO OTHER-TRAVEL:
Norway - May 2002 - on invitation of Norwegian Government -
educational tour
END MEMO OTHER-TRAVEL:
START MEMO EDUCATION:
Diploma in Journalism, University of Colombo, 1983
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: English
ENGL-READ: 4
ENGL-SPEAK: 4
ENGL-COMP: 4
START OTHER-LANGS:
OTHER-LANG: Sinhala
OTHER-LANG-ID: SI
READ: 3
SPEAK: 3
COMP: 3
END OTHER-LANGS:
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: Bruce Lohof
START MEMO NOMINATING-JUSTIFICATION:
Hana Ibrahaim, a senior journalist, has contributed to
several Sri Lankan newspapers and a host of tabloids over
the past twenty-five years. Although she is the Associate
Editor of a government-owned newspaper, she an apolitical
journalist. Her feature articles range from gender
issues; social concerns such as poverty, migrant labor and
AIDS; refugee situation in Sri Lanka and elsewhere;
cultural and ethnic conflicts, specifically in Sudan,
Somalia, Bosnia, and Sri Lanka; and investigative features
on drug abuse, drug trafficking, child labor and garment
factory workers. Her visit to the US to participate in AED
program in 1985, did not give her exposure to the American
media. An opportunity to participate in the MRP on
"Accountability in Government and Business," would give Ms.
Ibrahim the experience and knowledge to portray a balanced
picture of the American media and society.
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: 156
PERSON-ID: 163
BIRTH-CNTRY-ID: CE
CITIZ-CNTRY-ID: CE
RES-CNTRY-ID: CE
FIRST-LANG-ID: EN
E-I-TYPE-ID:
NOM-POST-ID: 2929
NOM-FUNDING-CNTRY-ID:
NOM-STATUS: N
DS2019-ACTION: 1
DS2019-SUBJECT: 38.0103
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 advice acceptance of this nomination.
Lunstead

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