Student enrolment propels 40-pct growth in Sri Lanka logistics institute membership

ECONOMYNEXT – Membership of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) in Sri Lanka grew 40 percent in 2018, helped by strong growth in student enrolment, its chairperson Gayani de Alwis said.

“In the past 12 months, institute used creative interventions to reach out to their members to enhance the numbers while adding value to them,” she told the CILT’s 35th Annual General Meeting.

Ten road shows were conducted with companies to drive membership with the institute being able to reach a wider cross section of the industry on the benefits of being part of CILT, said de Alwis, who was re-elected uncontested for a second term as chairperson.

“As a result, overall membership grew by 40  percent while the total membership crossed the 2,000 mark for the first time. Currently we have 2,109 members.”

De Alwis, a former Director of Customer Service of Unilever Sri Lanka, said there ws a notable growth in student members, which grew by 42 percent and now account for 75 percent of membership.

“It is very encouraging to note the engagement of next generation towards CILT, which augurs well for our future.” 

De Alwis said CILT has been a Colombo-centric professional body and has embarked on a program to reach out other provinces too with a meeting at University of Peradeniya to set up the Central Chapter and has received inquiries from Southern and Northern provinces as well.
(COLOMBO, April 03, 2019-SB)

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