Top professional Kanchana Ratwatte has been picked as the new Chairman for the national line Ceylon Shipping Corporation Ltd. (CSC).
He was previously the Chairman of Sri Lanka Standards Institution (SLSI).
Ratwatte will be replacing Prasad Galhena, who is expected to be appointed as Chairman of National Gem and Jewellery Authority.
CSC was once a major player in the liner shipping and was highly respected within the Indian sub Continent. However after liberalisation of shipping in Sri Lanka in the 1980s, CSC relegated itself to a regional carrier and coastal shipping within Sri Lanka. It also offers ship chartering and ship management services. An Attorney-at-Law, Ratwatte has an LL.B degree from the University of Colombo. He also served as the Director General of Telecommunications Regulatory Commission (TRC) and Private Secretary to Prof. G.L. Peiris when the latter was Minister of Justice and Constitutional Affairs and Deputy Finance Minister.
In the private sector he was a Director at E-WIS Group, specialist in ICT sector.