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Cablegate: Sri Lanka: 1206 Funding Justification for Fy2008

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O 270845Z JUL 07
FM AMEMBASSY COLOMBO
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC IMMEDIATE 6519
INFO RUEHKA/AMEMBASSY DHAKA PRIORITY 0311
RUEHIL/AMEMBASSY ISLAMABAD PRIORITY 7295
RUEHKT/AMEMBASSY KATHMANDU PRIORITY 5408
RUEHLO/AMEMBASSY LONDON PRIORITY 3936
RUEHNE/AMEMBASSY NEW DELHI PRIORITY 1227
RUEHNY/AMEMBASSY OSLO PRIORITY 4005
RUEHOT/AMEMBASSY OTTAWA PRIORITY 1186
RUEHKO/AMEMBASSY TOKYO PRIORITY 3091
RUEHCG/AMCONSUL CHENNAI PRIORITY 7887
RUEHBI/AMCONSUL MUMBAI PRIORITY 5541
RUEHON/AMCONSUL TORONTO PRIORITY 0341
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RUEHLMC/MILLENNIUM CHALLENGE CORPORATION PRIORITY
RUEKJCS/JOINT STAFF WASHDC PRIORITY
RHEFDIA/DIA WASHINGTON DC PRIORITY
RUEHGV/USMISSION GENEVA PRIORITY 2233
RHEHAAA/NATIONAL SECURITY COUNCIL WASHINGTON DC PRIORITY
RHHMUNA/HQ USPACOM HONOLULU HI PRIORITY
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UNCLAS COLOMBO 001046

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DEPARTMENT FOR SCA/INS AND PM
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E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: PREL MASS MOPS MARR PTER CE
SUBJECT: SRI LANKA: 1206 FUNDING JUSTIFICATION FOR FY2008


1. (SBU) Embassy supports the allocation of fiscal year
2008 funds under the National Defense Authorization Act
(NDAA) section 1206 for installation of a high frequency
surface wave (HFSW) radar near Arugam Bay (Okanda) on the
southeastern coast of Sri Lanka. The total estimated cost of
this project is 8,070,880 dollars. Coupled with an
additional HFSW radar the Government of Sri Lanka purchased
to monitor its northeastern border and three 25-nautical mile
X-band radars granted to Sri Lanka using fiscal year 2006
NDAA section 1206 funds, the Okanda HFSW radar will enhance
the Sri Lankan Navy's maritime situational awareness and
allow Sri Lanka to monitor more than half of its coastal
waters. As a result, the Sri Lankan Navy will be better
equipped to stop illegal transport of weapons and supplies to
the proscribed terrorist organization Liberation Tigers of
Tamil Eelam (LTTE or "Tamil Tigers").
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