(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) –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 isthe 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 forCILT Sri Lanka, and was part of a series of initiatives conducted around the globe in celebration of this milestone.
Chairperson Mrs. Gayani De Alwis,Hon. Secretary Mr. Chaminda Perera, Vice Chairman Mr. Gihan Jayasinghe, Immediate past Chairman Capt. Lasitha Cumarathunga, past Chairmen Mr. Saliya Senanayake and Mr. Niral Kadawathaarachchi represented CILT at the event. The CSE was represented by Director Prof. Jeeva Niriella,CEO Mr. Rajeeva Bandaranaike and the Senior Management of the Exchange.
CSE CEO Mr. Rajeeva Bandaranaike, speaking at the eventcongratulated CILTfor 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 LankaMrs. Gayani De Alwisspeaking at the event said the institute was honoured to celebrate the centenary year of CILT here in Sri Lanka with a Bell Ringing ceremony at the Colombo Stock Exchange.She notedthe significant changes in the local logistics and transport landscapewith 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 programsand continuing professional development programs to ensure quality of logistics related education in the country.