Oct 29, Colombo: Sri Lanka Navy Commander Vice Admiral Jayanath Colombage has been appointed as the Chairman of Ceylon Shipping Corporation with effect from 29th October 2013.
The new appointment to the fully- owned state entity from today is in addition to his present duties as the Commander of the Sri Lanka Navy.
Addressing the gathering after assuming duties in the new post as the CSC's 20th Chairman, Vice Admiral Colombage said he will do his "utmost to develop the company's stature to new heights" emulating the laudable efforts made by the late Ministers P.B.G. Kalugalle and Lalith Athulathmudali.
He said would not receive any perks and privileges for his new appointment and it will be his greatest pleasure to render his services for the uplift of the shipping industry in Sri Lanka in keeping with the Mahinda Chinthanaya, the Vision for the Future.
The Ceylon Shipping Corporation (CSC), the oldest national carrier of Sri Lanka, was established in 1971 as a fully government owned enterprise. In 1992 the government conferring more commercial independence converted the corporation to Ceylon Shipping Corporation Limited (CSCL).