Former Navy Chief appointed Presidential Advisor on Maritime and Naval Hub

Friday, 29 August 2014 01:03 -     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

Former Com-mander of the Navy Admiral Jay-anath Colombage has been appointed as the ‘Advisor to the President on Maritime and Naval Hub’, with effect from 15 August. The ‘Mahinda Chinthana 2011 – Vision for the Future’ policy statement envisages making Sri Lanka as a regional maritime hub, in order for the country to be the ‘Wonder of Asia’. ‘Maritime and naval hub’ takes a prominent place among those five sectors. While Colombage was performing duties as Commander of the Sri Lanka Navy, he actively contributed towards Sri Lanka’s journey towards becoming a maritime and navy hub. Presently Colombage is the Chairman of Ceylon Shipping Corporation. He is an expert in the maritime field with a distinguished naval career spanning 36 years. He has been conferred with two Masters Degrees and is presently reading for his Doctorate in philosophy. With his vast knowledge and professional expertise, his contribution to the new portfolio will be of immense importance.