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Cablegate: Fy-2004 Mrp "State and Local Government in the U.S.",

This record is a partial extract of the original cable. The full text of the original cable is not available.

290901Z Jul 04

UNCLAS SECTION 01 OF 02 COLOMBO 001259

SIPDIS

STATE FOR ECA/PE/V/P JANET BEARD AND DEBORAH THOMPSON
INFO: SA/PD

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: OEXC SCUL KPAO OEXC
SUBJECT: FY-2004 MRP "STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT IN THE U.S.",
SEPTEMBER 30-OCTOBER 21, 2004
PROJECT NUMBER: E/VP 2004-0044

REF: STATE 126643

1. POST NOMINATES MR. ABDUL HAMEED MOHAMMED "ZIYAAD", MEMBER OF
THE URBAN COUNCIL, BALANGODA, FOR PARTICIPATION IN THE 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: 145
ECA-PROJ-NO: E/VP-2004-0044
PROJ-NAME: STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT IN THE U.S.
START MEMO PROJ-DESC:

END MEMO PROJ-DESC:
PROJ-TYPE: Multi-Regional
PROG-TYPE: IV Grant Visitor
FY: 2004
DEPART-POST: 09/30/2004
SESSION-DATE:
RETURN-POST: 10/22/2004
NO-OF-PART: 1
RANK-ORDER: 1
START MEMO POST-OBJ:

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: State & Local Government
START BIO:
PREFIX: Mr.
F-NAME: ABDUL
M-NAME: HAMEED MOHAMED
L-NAME: ZIYAAD
SUFFIX:
POSITION-CODE: 0
PRINCIPAL?: Yes
GENDER: M
DOB: 12/10/1957
MAR-STAT: M
BIRTH-CITY: BALANGODA
BIRTH-CNTRY: Sri Lanka
CITIZ-CNTRY: Sri Lanka
RES-CNTRY: Sri Lanka
START MEMO POSITION:
Member of the Urban Council, Balangoda
END MEMO POSITION:
START MEMO OTHER-POSITIONS:
Co-ordinating Secretary, Leader of the Sri Lanka Muslim Congress
END MEMO OTHER-POSITIONS:
START MEMO PREV-POSITIONS:
1988 to date - Chief Organizer, Ratnapura- Sri Lanka Muslim
Congress
1993-1994 Visiting Lecturer, University of Sabaragamuwa,
Balangoda, Sri Lanka
1989-1994, Deputy Principal, Jeilany Central College, Balangoda
END MEMO PREV-POSITIONS:
START MEMO US-TRAVEL:
none
END MEMO US-TRAVEL:
START MEMO OTHER-TRAVEL:
1996 -- to attend the World Leadership Conference, Azarbaijan
1997 -- to attend a training at the Asian Development Bank, India
END MEMO OTHER-TRAVEL:
START MEMO EDUCATION:
1979-1982 Bachelor of Commerce, Uniiversity of Peradeniya
1994 - Post Graduate Diploma in Education, National Institute of
Education, Sri Lanka
END MEMO EDUCATION:
START MEMO MEMBERSHIPS:
Member of the Association of Accounting Technicians of Sri Lanka
END MEMO MEMBERSHIPS:
START MEMO PUBLICATIONS:

END MEMO PUBLICATIONS:
START MEMO SPEC-CONSID:

END MEMO SPEC-CONSID:
FIRST-LANG: Tamil
ENGL-READ: 3
ENGL-SPEAK: 3
ENGL-COMP: 3
START OTHER-LANGS:
OTHER-LANG: Sinhala
OTHER-LANG-ID: SI
READ: 0
SPEAK: 0
COMP: 0
END OTHER-LANGS:
START MEMO NOM-POST-OBJ:

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: Andrea Tomaszewicz
START MEMO NOMINATING-JUSTIFICATION:
Mr. Ziyaad is a key organized of the major Muslim political party
in Sri Lanka. A former educator and founder of a NGO aimed at
educational programs in war-affected areas of the country, Ziyaad
has extensive experience working in government. Through a course
of study on state and local governments in the U.S., ziyaad could
use ideas and elsons learned during the program in his work with
Sri Lanka's minority muslim community. Providing Mr. Ziyaad this
opportunity for training would cement his ties to the U.S. and
further our goal for better relations with the Muslim community.
His 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: 189
PERSON-ID: 195
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: 0
NOM-STATUS: N
DS2019-ACTION: 1
DS2019-SUBJECT: 45.1001
SPONS-FUNDS: 0
SPONS-AGENCY1:
USGOVT-AGENCY1: 8000
US-AGENCY-AMT1: 0
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 accept this nomination.
Lunstead

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