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Cablegate: Fy-04 Iv Program: Single Country Group Project On

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300533Z Jun 04

UNCLAS SECTION 01 OF 03 COLOMBO 001097

SIPDIS

STATE FOR ECA/PE/V/R/N- COLLEEN H. FLEMING;
ERICKA V. DIGGINS; LARRY A. MOODY; SA/PD

E.O. 12958:N/A
TAGS: SCUL KPAO OECV OEXC
SUBJECT: FY-04 IV PROGRAM: SINGLE COUNTRY GROUP PROJECT ON
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS - FIFTH NOMINEE'S DETAIL BIO
DATA

REF: Colombo 0881

1. Post submits detail bio data of Ms. Wickramasinghe, the
fifth nominee for the subject group project. Post confirms
that this nomination has "full country team approval."

2. Nominations are as follow:
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: 139
ECA-PROJ-NO:
PROJ-NAME: WICKRAMASINGHE, A.A.P. Dilrukshi Dias
START MEMO PROJ-DESC:

END MEMO PROJ-DESC:
PROJ-TYPE: Single Country Project
PROG-TYPE: IV Grant Visitor
FY: 2004
DEPART-POST: 08/21/2004
SESSION-DATE: 08/23/2004
RETURN-POST: 09/13/2004
NO-OF-PART: 1
RANK-ORDER: 0
START MEMO POST-OBJ:
This nomination is in support of MPP goals on "Open
Markets" and the mission strategy to urge the GSL to
enforce vigorously newly enacted IPR legislation.
END MEMO POST-OBJ:
START MEMO POST-RCMD:

END MEMO POST-RCMD:
ECA-OFFICE-ID: 1039
PROG-AGENCY-ID:
PROJ-TYPE-ID: SCP
PROG-TYPE-ID: 29
NOMINATING-POST-ID: 2929
FUNDING-CNTRY-ID:
STATUS: N
ORIGINATOR: P
SUBJ-DISC: Intellectual Property Rights
START BIO:
PREFIX: Ms.
F-NAME: A.A. Patrine
M-NAME: Dilrukshi Dias
L-NAME: WICKRAMASINGHE
SUFFIX:
POSITION-CODE: 110
PRINCIPAL?: Yes
M-ADDR1: 377/2 Thalawatugoda Road
M-ADDR2:
M-ADDR3:
M-CITY: Hokandara South
M-STATE:
M-CNTRY: Sri Lanka
M-ZONE:
M-ZIP:
M-PHONE: (94-11) 440-2394
M-FAX: (94-11) 256-2986
M-EMAIL: dil99@eureka.lk
M-CNTRY-ID: CE
M-ADDRTYPE: H
GENDER: F
DOB: 07/30/1961
MAR-STAT: U
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, May
1998- to date
END MEMO POSITION:
START MEMO OTHER-POSITIONS:
Visiting lecturer, Law of Contract, University of Moratuwa,
2000- to date
END MEMO OTHER-POSITIONS:
START MEMO PREV-POSITIONS:
1987-98 - State Counsel, Attorney General's Department
1993-95 - Chief Legal Officer, Sri Lanka Air Force (on
secondment from the AG's Dept. for two years)
END MEMO PREV-POSITIONS:
START MEMO US-TRAVEL:
1978-79 - AFS student,
1986 - March - private visit
1995 - two weeks - training course sent by Sri Lanka Air
Force
2002 November - in transit - Commonwealth Law Ministers
Conference at St. Vincent
END MEMO US-TRAVEL:
START MEMO OTHER-TRAVEL:

END MEMO OTHER-TRAVEL:
START MEMO EDUCATION:
LL.M., University of Monash, Australia, 1998
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 MEMO NOM-POST-OBJ:
This nomination is in support of MPP goals on "Open
Markets" and the mission strategy to urge the GSL to
enforce vigorously newly enacted IPR legislation.
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:
Working for over a decade at the Attorney General's
Department, Ms. Wickremesinghe has represented state and
semi-government organizations in criminal cases before the
District and Appellate Courts. She also has handled writ
applications, appeals, and revision applications. She is
responsible for drafting of contracts on commercial
matters, international/local commercial arbitrations,
examining the constitutionality of draft Bills, and
attending Parliament on constitutional matters when Bills
are taken up for debate. Currently Ms. Wickramasinghe is
heading the committee drafting the Computer Crimes Act,
which is in the final stage and will soon be taken up for
debate in the Parliament. Under the able supervision of Ms.
Wickramasinghe, the protection of data transmitted
electronically was instituted in the Attorney General's
Department. The opportunity to meet with U.S. counterparts
and acquaint herself with the American protection of IPR,
and the development of new IPR laws and policies would
broaden Ms. Wickramasinghe's perspective of issues
involving IPR and the related fields.
Post confirms that this nomination has "full Country Team
Approval."


END MEMO NOMINATING-JUSTIFICATION:
NOM-OFF: ECON
SPEAKER?: No
NOTIFY-EMB: Yes
MEDIA?: No
HOME-STAY: Yes
HOME-HOSP?: Yes
E-I-TYPE:
NOMINEE-ID: 182
PERSON-ID: 187
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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