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CILT Sri Lanka conducts membership drive at National Transport Commission


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The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) Sri Lanka held its first membership drive for the year 2018 at the National Transport Commission (NTC) on 28 June. CILT Sri Lanka Chairperson Gayani de Alwis, CMILT, and CILT Sri Lanka Council Members H. A. Premaratne, FCILT, and Dr. Priyangani Jayasundara, CMILT, attended the event. The NTC membership drive was organised by CILT Sri Lanka Council Member and NTC Planning Director Vijitha Weerasinghe, CMILT.

CILT Sri Lanka Chairperson Gayani de Alwis in her welcome address mentioned that CILT is the only Chartered international professional body in the country for professionals engaged in logistics, transport and supply chain, and its main aim is to promote continuous professional education in the sectors to uplift professionalism and create value to the economy. It was a great day for both CILT and NTC, as NTC Chairman Eng. M. A. P. Hemachandra took the first step in becoming a member of CILT Sri Lanka. NTC Director General Dr. D. M. S. Dissanayake too attended the membership drive.

Chairperson de Alwis during her address further emphasised that CILT’s role is both passenger and goods transport in all modes of transport in road & rail, maritime and aviation, and highlighted that NTC plays a vital role in Sri Lanka’s road transport sector, and further invited all NTC professionals to come forward and work together with CILT Sri Lanka to develop the industry.

Longstanding fellow member of CILT Sri Lanka H. A. Premaratne shared how his career journey in the transport sector, with added CILT professional qualifications, helped him to climb up the career ladder from a graduate executive to CTB General Manager and Transport and Highways Ministry Planning Director, and competent authority for private bus transport in the Central Province. He urged all members of CILT who were present to invest in continuous professional education and become members of CILT.

The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) is a leading global professional body associated with the logistics, transport and supply chain industry. The Institute holds unparalleled international recognition and works towards achieving its objectives of promoting, encouraging and co-ordinating the study of the science and art of logistics and transport through its membership and its educational qualifications. With a global membership of over 34,000 in 34 countries across the globe, CILT provides a professional identity to those in the ever expanding logistics and transport sectors. It is a strong, active and a unified professional association that is able to speak with authority on strategic issues affecting businesses and people in the industry and support their careers.

 


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