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ACCESSION NUMBER:00000
FILE ID:95042502.NNE
DATE:04/25/95
TITLE:PETER BURLEIGH NAMED AMBASSADOR TO SRI LANKA, MALDIVES
TEXT:
(Text: White House 4/21 announcement)  (300)
Washington -- President Clinton announced on April 21 his intention to
nominate A. Peter Burleigh, a career member of the Senior Foreign
Service, as Ambassador to the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri
Lanka and to the Republic of Maldives.
Following is the text of the White House announcement:
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The President today announced his intention to nominate A. Peter
Burleigh of California, a Career Member of the Senior Foreign Service
and Class of Minister-Counselor, as Ambassador to the Democratic
Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka as well as to the Republic of
Maldives.
Mr. Burleigh has been a Foreign Service Officer since 1967. He has
served in India, Nepal, Bahrain, as well as Sri Lanka and in several
positions in the State Department in Washington. Most recently he was
Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Personnel; Coordinator for
Counter-Terrorism; Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for
Intelligence and Research; and Deputy Assistant Secretary for Near
Eastern and South Asian Affairs.
Mr. Burleigh was born March 7, 1942, in Los Angeles where he attended
public schools, graduating from Hollywood High School in 1959. He
attended Colgate University, Hamilton, N.Y., earning an AB degree in
1963. He was a Peace Corps Volunteer in Nepal from 1963 to 1965;
studied and was a teaching assistant at the University of Pennsylvania
from 1965 to 1966; and returned to Nepal as a Fulbright Scholar from
1966 to 1967, before joining the Foreign Service. He speaks, reads and
writes Sinhalese, the national language of Sri Lanka -- as well as
several other languages. He has been the recipient of two Presidential
Rank Awards. Mr. Burleigh resides in Washington, D.C.
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