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Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Wikileaks Cable: US tried to delay IMF assistance to Sri Lanka

The United States delivered a demarche to the Government of Canada seeking to delay the IMF Standby Arrangement for Sri Lanka according to an unclassified diplomatic cable published by whistleblower website, Wikileaks.

The demarche by way of a telegram was delivered to James Haley, General Director for International Trade and Finance of the Canadian government’s Department of Finance on April 29, 2009 by the US Embassy in Ottawa according to the cable.

‘Haley had no immediate response, but stated that he would consult within Finance Canada and get back to us with a formal position,” the cable added.

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Loved and mentored by parents with values and discipline and a passion for good English; guided by teachers who wouldn't spare the rod to ensure excellence; copywriter; on-line journalist; editor-in-chief; and at long last, giving into the passion; Freelance Writer.

Nurtured in advertising and PR from freelance copywriter to account director and agency head; engaged throughout to humanitarian work in NGOs including the Red Cross and the UNDP; and experienced in both public and private sectors.

Looking forward to a future of writing on diverse subjects; sharing knowledge and experience; enriching the lives of others; but most of all, acquiring more knowledge and using it to make the world a better place for all.

More of my writing:
* Fuelling the Peace Process * Concepts for decentralisation of government * PEACE: Is it still an elusive dream? * Interview with the late Major General Trond Furuhovde first Head of the Sri Lanka Monitoring Mission * How polar bears are affected by global warming * Red Cross takes lead in clean water for Sri Lanka flood victims * The poorest hardest hit by Sri Lanka floods *