Nov 18, Colombo: The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) recently rang the Opening Bell to commence trading at the Colombo Stock Exchange (CSE) to mark the organization's centenary year.
Headquartered in the UK, CILT is the premier chartered professional body for professionals engaged in supply chain, logistics & transport, and is represented in 35 countries with over 35,000 members.
The Bell Ringing event was hosted for CILT Sri Lanka, and was part of a series of initiatives conducted around the globe in celebration of this milestone.
Chairperson Mrs. Gayani De Alwis, Secretary Chaminda Perera, Vice Chairman Gihan Jayasinghe, Immediate past Chairman Capt. Lasitha Cumarathunga, past Chairmen Saliya Senanayake and Niral Kadawathaarachchi represented CILT at the event.
The CSE was represented by Director Prof. Jeeva Niriella, CEO Rajeeva Bandaranaike and the Senior Management of the Exchange.
Bandaranaike, speaking at the event congratulated CILT for completing 100 successful years. He commended the leadership of the institution and all who have contributed towards its growth. He also noted the importance of strengthening the relationship between the two organizations through synergistic and strategic alliances which will be mutually beneficial given the important role played by CSE and CILT in the Sri Lankan economy.
Chairperson of CILT Sri Lanka Mrs. Gayani De Alwis speaking at the event said the institute was honored to celebrate the centenary year of CILT here in Sri Lanka with a Bell Ringing ceremony at the Colombo Stock Exchange.
She noted the significant changes in the local logistics and transport landscape with the reliance of logistic and supply chain expertise contributing to the national development programs. She went on to say that the institute is committed to support human capital development in the industry through internationally accredited educational programs and continuing professional development programs to ensure quality of logistics related education in the country.