Parakrama Dissanayake made Sri Lanka Ports Authority boss

ECONOMYNEXT – Parakrama Dissanayake, a veteran shipping professional has been appointed Chairman of Sri Lanka Ports Authority by the new Shipping Minister Mahinda Samarasinghe.

Dissanayake has previously chaired SLPA from 2001 to 2004.

He serves on a UN/UNCTAD panel as an expert on Ports and Shipping is a Past Chairman of the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers, Past Chairman of the Charted Institute of Logistics and Transport (Sri Lanka Branch).

He is a member of the Faculty Industry Consultative Board of the University of Moratuwa, and is currently Chairman of Ceylon Chamber of Commerce Steering Committee on Ports, Shipping, Aviation and Logistics.

He was recently elected as the First Non British International President of the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers U.K.

Dissanayake was Chairman/CEO of Aitken Spence Maritime, Logistics & Cargo and Director – Aitken Spence Plc.

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