|Navy Chief appointed as Chairman of CSC|
Navy Commander Vice Admiral Jayanath Colombage has been appointed as the Chairman of Ceylon Shipping Corporation(CSC) with effect from 29 October 2013.
Colombage, Sri Lanka’s 18th Navy Commander, will take over from Kanchana Ratwatte who was named as Chairman for the national line Ceylon Shipping Corporation Ltd. (CSC) in January 2012.
Addressing the gathering after assuming duties in the new post as the CSC’s 20th Chairman, Vice Admiral Colombage said he will do his “utmost to develop the company’s stature to new heights” emulating the laudable efforts made by the late Ministers P.B.G. Kalugalle and Lalith Athulathmudali. He said would not receive any perks and privileges for his new appointment and it will be his greatest pleasure to render his services for the upliftment of the shipping industry in Sri Lanka in keeping with the Mahinda Chinthanaya, the vision for the future.
Deputy Minister of Ports and Highways, Rohitha Abeygunwardana and Chairman of Sri Lanka Ports Authority, Dr. Priyath B. Wickrama were also present on the occasion.
The Ceylon Shipping Corporation (CSC), the oldest national carrier of Sri Lanka, was established in 1971 as a fully Government-owned enterprise. In 1992 the Government conferring more commercial independence, converted the corporation to Ceylon Shipping Corporation Ltd. (CSCL).