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

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240740Z May 04

UNCLAS SECTION 01 OF 03 COLOMBO 000862

SIPDIS

STATE FOR 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
"APPROACHES TO CONFLICT RESOLUTION", OCTOBER 11-29, 2004.
PROJECT NO. E/VGN-2005-0019

REF: COLOMBO 00765

1.Post nominates Nadarajah "Raviraj", Member of Parliament
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: 130
ECA-PROJ-NO: E/VGN-2005-0019
PROJ-NAME: Approaches to Conflict Resolution - October 11-
29, 2004
START MEMO PROJ-DESC:

END MEMO PROJ-DESC:
PROJ-TYPE: Regional
PROG-TYPE: IV Grant Visitor
FY: 2005
DEPART-POST: 10/09/2004
SESSION-DATE: 10/11/2004
RETURN-POST: 10/31/2004
NO-OF-PART: 1
RANK-ORDER: 0
START MEMO POST-OBJ:
This nomination is in support of MPP goal on "Resolution of
Regional Conflicts"
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: Conflict Resolution
START BIO:
PREFIX: Mr.
F-NAME: Nadarajah
M-NAME:
L-NAME: RAVIRAJ
SUFFIX:
POSITION-CODE: 700
PRINCIPAL?: Yes
M-ADDR1: BS-1/1 Manning Town Housing Scheme
M-ADDR2: 14-1/1 Mangala Path
M-ADDR3:
M-CITY: Colombo 8
M-STATE:
M-CNTRY: Sri Lanka
M-ZONE:
M-ZIP:
M-PHONE: (94-11) 268-2045
M-FAX: (94-11) 267-9648
M-EMAIL: ravinraj@sltnet.lk
M-CNTRY-ID: CE
M-ADDRTYPE: H
GENDER: M
DOB: 06/25/1962
MAR-STAT: M
BIRTH-CITY: Jaffna
BIRTH-CNTRY: Sri Lanka
CITIZ-CNTRY: Sri Lanka
RES-CNTRY: Sri Lanka
START MEMO POSITION:
Member of Parliament, 2001- to date
END MEMO POSITION:
START MEMO OTHER-POSITIONS:
Member, Tamil United Liberation Front
Proprietor, Raviraj Associates, (Attorneys-at-Law and
Notaries Public)
END MEMO OTHER-POSITIONS:
START MEMO PREV-POSITIONS:
2001 - Mayor of Jaffna
1993-97 and 1984-89 - Attorney-at-Law, Home for Human
Rights
1990-93 - State Counsel, Attorney General's Department
END MEMO PREV-POSITIONS:
START MEMO US-TRAVEL:
None
END MEMO US-TRAVEL:
START MEMO OTHER-TRAVEL:
Thailand - 2002 - Attended conference on 'Micro-Economics,"
organized by World Health Organization
Switzerland - 2003 - Attended workshop on federalism
Germany - 2003 - Participate on a study tour on
'Federalism'
South Africa - 2003 - Delegate in a study tour on
constitutional reforms
END MEMO OTHER-TRAVEL:
START MEMO EDUCATION:
Attorney-at-Law, Sri Lanka Law College, 1987
END MEMO EDUCATION:
START MEMO MEMBERSHIPS:
Member, Tamil United Liberation Front (TULF) 1987- to date

END MEMO MEMBERSHIPS:
START MEMO PUBLICATIONS:

END MEMO PUBLICATIONS:
START MEMO SPEC-CONSID:

END MEMO SPEC-CONSID:
FIRST-LANG: Tamil
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 "Resolution of
Regional Conflicts"
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. Raviraj, an active politician representing the Jaffna
District, is a lawyer by profession. A former Mayor of
Jaffna, in the war-torn district of northern Sri Lanka, and
a human rights activist, he has experience with human and
fundamental rights violations. He has participated in
peaceful public demonstrations on human rights and has
assisted the local people to advocate for their rights.
Raviraj, being a member of the leading political party in
Jaffna, strongly advocates the resolution of conflict with
the intention of protecting citizens, upholding human
rights, and avoiding humanitarian crises and refugee flows.
His participation in the IV program "Approaches to Conflict
Resolution" would gain valuable experience and knowledge on
alternative strategies to resolve conflict situations and
to further democratic objectives in the evolving political
situation in the north.
Post confirms that 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: 170
PERSON-ID: 177
BIRTH-CNTRY-ID: CE
CITIZ-CNTRY-ID: CE
RES-CNTRY-ID: CE
FIRST-LANG-ID: TC
E-I-TYPE-ID:
NOM-POST-ID: 2929
NOM-FUNDING-CNTRY-ID:
NOM-STATUS: N
DS2019-ACTION: 1
DS2019-SUBJECT: 45.9999
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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