Tourism professionals Srilal and Chitra receive awards at Marine Conference

Friday, 27 December 2013 00:00 -     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

A landmark Marine Conference was held for the first time in Sri Lanka, by the Indian Ocean Marine Affairs Cooperation (IOMAC) Secretariat in collaboration with several government institutions and non-government entities specialised in the field. It was held on 14 December at the BMICH. The well-attended forum aimed at reviewing the developments and the progress made so far in order to bring about a collective partnership to achieve effective marine conservation. Commander of the Navy, Vice Admiral Jayanath Colombage delivered the keynote address. Among the professionals who were recognised for their work in supporting environment work were two tourism industry personnel, Chital Jayatilake and Srilal Miththapala, who  were awarded the Marine Conservation Forum Award  for their ‘outstanding service with the travel industry in promoting nature tourism and  marine conservation’.