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Jeffrey Lunstead - Amassador at U.S Embassy of Sri Lanka
Jeffrey J. Lunstead is a member of the Senior Foreign Service with the rank of Minister-Counselor. He entered the Foreign Service in 1977 and has served in Pakistan, India, Bangladesh, and Malaysia. In Washington, DC, he has served as South Asia Bureau Coordinator for Afghanistan and as Director for Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Bangladesh. He has also served in several positions dealing with international environmental issues, including the post of Director, Office for Environmental Policy. He has received two Superior Honor Awards and one Meritorious Honor Award. Mr. Lunstead was sworn in as Ambassador to Sri Lanka and Maldives on July 28, 2003. He presented his credentials to Sri Lanka's President, Her Excellency Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga, on September 26, 2003. The Ambassador received his B.A. degree from the University of Notre Dame in 1969 and his Ph.D. (with distinction) in South Asia Studies from the University of Pennsylvania in 1977. He is the author of several articles on ancient and modern South Asia. He speaks several Asian languages. He served in the United States Navy in 1969-1970. Mr. Lunstead is married to Deborah Sharpe-Lunstead. They have two daughters.
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