General Daya Rathnayake assumes duties as the new Chairman of Sri Lanka Ports Authority (SLPA). SLPA’s Managing Director – Capt. Athula Hewavitharana and Additional Managing Director D.Upali De Zoysa are also in the picture
General Daya Rathnayake, former Commander of the Army and former Commissioner General of Rehabilitation assumed duties as the new Chairman of Sri Lanka Ports Authority (SLPA) yesterday.
Following the assumption of duties, General Daya Rathnayake held discussions with the top management and heads of divisions.
“The port is a key pillar of our economy. It is a major contributor to the economy of the country, that has also faced numerous challenges. My goal is to realize the potential and opportunities we have and manage our challenges to the best to make this port the best in the world,” he said.
At these discussions he also pointed out that he would extend his leadership to expedite and carry out the master plan of Sri Lanka Ports Authority successfully to make it the best productive, efficient and the most welcomed public sector institution.
He further stated that these objectives should be reached through an enhanced team work effort of the top management, executives, staffs and other sectors of employees of SLPA. After the discussions, General Rathnayake also participated in a special port inspection tour of the Port of Colombo.
Major General Rathnayake is a product of Kurunegala Maliyadeva College.
Representing the SLPA, its Managing Director – Capt. Athula Hewavitharana, Additional Managing Director – D. Upali De Zoysa, directors, heads of divisions and executive staff members of SLPA were present at the occasion of the new Chairman assuming duties.