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

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201058Z May 04

UNCLAS SECTION 01 OF 03 COLOMBO 000843

SIPDIS

STATE FOR E/VM ALISON MOYLAN/SQUITA 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
"U.S. FOREIGN POLICY AND HUMAN RIGHTS ISSUES",
MAY 12-JUNE 2, 2005.
PROJECT NO. E/VM-2005-0024

REF: COLOMBO 00765

1. Post nominates Soundarie "David", Researcher/Project
Coordinator, International Center for Ethnic 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: 115
ECA-PROJ-NO: E/VM-2005-0024
PROJ-NAME: U.S. Foreign Policy and Human Rights Issues -
May 12-June 2, 2005
START MEMO PROJ-DESC:

END MEMO PROJ-DESC:
PROJ-TYPE: Multi-Regional
PROG-TYPE: IV Grant Visitor
FY: 2005
DEPART-POST: 05/10/2005
SESSION-DATE: 05/12/2005
RETURN-POST: 06/04/2005
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: Foreign Policy
START BIO:
PREFIX: Ms.
F-NAME: Soundarie
M-NAME:
L-NAME: DAVID
SUFFIX:
POSITION-CODE: 339
PRINCIPAL?: Yes
M-ADDR1: 21 Charlemont Road
M-ADDR2:
M-ADDR3:
M-CITY: Colombo 6
M-STATE:
M-CNTRY: Sri Lanka
M-ZONE:
M-ZIP:
M-PHONE: (94-11) 258-1406
M-FAX:
M-EMAIL: soundarie@hotmail.com
M-CNTRY-ID: CE
M-ADDRTYPE: H
GENDER: F
DOB: 03/06/1974
MAR-STAT: S
BIRTH-CITY: Colombo
BIRTH-CNTRY: Sri Lanka
CITIZ-CNTRY: Sri Lanka
RES-CNTRY: Sri Lanka
START MEMO POSITION:
Researcher/Project Coordinator, Internationl Centre for
Ethnic Studies, September 2001- to date
END MEMO POSITION:
START MEMO OTHER-POSITIONS:
Research Support to Chairperson, Human Rights Commission of
Sri Lanka, May 2003- to date
END MEMO OTHER-POSITIONS:
START MEMO PREV-POSITIONS:

END MEMO PREV-POSITIONS:
START MEMO US-TRAVEL:

END MEMO US-TRAVEL:
START MEMO OTHER-TRAVEL:
END MEMO OTHER-TRAVEL:
START MEMO EDUCATION:
LL.B., University of Colombo, 2001
Attorney-at-Law, Sri Lanka Law College, 2002

END MEMO EDUCATION:
START MEMO MEMBERSHIPS:

END MEMO MEMBERSHIPS:
START MEMO PUBLICATIONS:
Description and Its Relevance to Peace (Daily News - May
16, 2002)
State of Human Rights in Sri Lanka Overview 2001 (Law -
Society Trust - Sri Lanka 2002)
END MEMO PUBLICATIONS:
START MEMO SPEC-CONSID:

END MEMO SPEC-CONSID:
FIRST-LANG: Taki-Taki
ENGL-READ: 4
ENGL-SPEAK: 4
ENGL-COMP: 4
START OTHER-LANGS:
OTHER-LANG: Sinhala
OTHER-LANG-ID: SI
READ: 4
SPEAK: 4
COMP: 4
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:
Ms. David, a proficient researcher at the International
Centre for Ethnic Studies (ICES), a leading think-tank in
Sri Lanka, is the coordinator of the ICES constitutionalism
project. ICES has been influential on policy issues on
ethnic diversity and constitutional reforms. Their primary
themes are advancement of human rights; promotion of
international peace; creation of a more equitable
development process and national cohesion. Being the team
leader of this constitutional project, she meets with
people at grassroots level from various districts to elicit
their views and opinion to compile a report that will be
handed over to the government negotiators on peace
building. Ms. David, author of several human rights
publications,has contributed considerably by way of
research on peace related and human rights issues. Her
latest works include reports on torture, deaths in custody,
religious freedom and the rights to information.
Ms. David will greatly benefit from the IVP on "U.S.
Foreign Policy and Human Rights Issues." We expect the
program to give her a good understanding of U.S.
Government's human rights policies within the framework of
its overall foreign policy objectives. The interaction
with counterparts from the U.S. and other countries will
also help to strengthen ties between them and facilitate
information exchange.
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: 154
PERSON-ID: 161
BIRTH-CNTRY-ID: CE
CITIZ-CNTRY-ID: CE
RES-CNTRY-ID: CE
FIRST-LANG-ID: TG
E-I-TYPE-ID:
NOM-POST-ID: 2929
NOM-FUNDING-CNTRY-ID:
NOM-STATUS: N
DS2019-ACTION: 1
DS2019-SUBJECT: 22.9999
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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