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An International Seminar on "Opportunities in Aviation in Sri Lanka for the Next 5 years" was held recently at the BMICH, Colombo. Minister of Ports, Aviation and Foreign Mangala Samaraweera was the Chief Guest. He delivered the Key Note Address.. to an audience of senior management personnel who are Key players aviation related Industries and Businesses and the State regulatory Authorities. This seminar was sponsored by the Asian Aviation Centre, Colombo

Senior Officials of the Ministry of Aviation, Tourism, Sri Lanka Air Force, Sri Lanka Tourist Board, Ministry of Vocational and Technical training, and others including media personnel were also present.

The Chairman of the Asian Aviation Centre and Lionair Group of Companies & well known film producer - Chandran Rutnam delivered the address of welcome and Air Vice Marshal Upali Wanasinghe, Director Studies of the AAC delivered the Vote of Thanks.

G.S.Withanage Addl. Secretary, Ministry of Aviation Chaired the Presentation Sessions.

The Key presenters included Dhananjaya Weerasinghe, Dy. Director Asian Aviation Centre, Manoj Gunawardane, Head of World Wide Passenger Sales, Sri Lankan Airlines, who spoke on " Market positioning of Sri Lankan Airlines in relation to Market Trends in the next 5 years"; Ms. Prasanthika Dissanayake , Asst. Director Sri Lanka Tourist Board, spoke on "The highlights of the Sri Lankan Tourist Industryin 5 years time". Jagath Alwis, Director (Technical ) / Deputy Chairman of the Ceylinco Consolidated spoke on "Innovative Insurance for Air Transport" and . N.T.Ariyaratne, Consultant National Human Resources Development Council representing the Ministry of Vocational & Technical Training spoke on " New dimensions in Vocational Training to meet the skills demands of the Sri Lankan economy"

 

 

 

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