Capt. Nihal Keppetipola has been appointed Chairman of the Ceylon Fishery Harbours Corporation this week.
|Capt. Nihal Keppetipola
Prior to this appointment, the Captain served as the Harbour Master, Director Operations and the Managing Director with the Sri Lanka Ports Authority from 1990 – 2015. During the 1970s and 1980s he sailed and captained several types of sea-going ships such as general cargo, bulk, container, oil and gas tankers.
When contacted, Capt. Keppetipola said that he held back a recent offer by a major international conglomerate involved in international port operations to take up the post of CEO of an international greenfield container terminal, as his avail and service in Sri Lanka at this moment was called for by President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa and the Minister of Fisheries.