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Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) held its AGM on March 30th at the Kingsbury Hotel.
Niral Kadawathararachchi was reelected as the Chairman for his second term. The three Vice Chairpersons Gayani de Alwis, Namalie Siyambalapitiya and Capt Lasitha Cumaratunga and the Treasurer Ravi Edirisinghe too were reelected. Nujith Samarwickrema got elected as the new Secretary. 
The key feature of the newly elected council is the presence of six women members for the CILT Council for 2015 for the first time. CILT is actively promoting gender diversity in the industry through their women’s forum Women in Logistics and Transport (WiLAT). The inclusion of women in the Council, show their commitment towards this endeavor. 
Chairman Niral in his AGM address spoke about various activities that CILT conducted in the past one year, the most notable being the highly successful International conference which was well accepted and had a record participation. He also thanked the outgoing council for their support rendered in the past year. Niral especially commended the work of WiLAT and Young Professionals Forum (YPF) which is considered as the live wires of CILT. 
Niral also elaborated that education will be a top priority for CILT in his second term and informed the membership that it will be focused with vigor this year. 
The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) is a leading global professional body associated with the logistics and transport industry. Established in UK in 1919 and having received the Royal Charter in 1926, the Institute has an exciting history but is always adapting to stay consistent with current logistics and transport issues. The Institute holds unparalleled international recognition and works towards achieving its objectives of promoting and encouraging the art and science of logistics and transport through its membership and its educational qualifications. CILT SL began functioning as an independent territory of CILT from 2013. This enables CILT SL to act as the authority to elect its own membership and to determine and enforce conditions for admission of members. It is also authorised to accredit educational institutes and conduct educational programmes. With a global membership of over 33,000 from 32 countries across the Globe, CILT provides a professional identity to those in the ever expanding logistics and transport sector. It is a strong, active and a unified professional association that is able to speak with authority on strategic issues affecting businesses and people in the industry and support their careers.

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