Admiral Colombage to deliver Karandawala Memorial Lecture | Sunday Observer

Admiral Colombage to deliver Karandawala Memorial Lecture

Admiral (Dr.) Jayanath Colombage
Admiral (Dr.) Jayanath Colombage

The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) Sri Lanka continues its series of industry related lectures with the P.B. Karandawala Memorial Lecture titled ‘The Impact of Blue Ocean Economy to Sri Lanka’s Logistics and Transport Industry’ commencing 5.30 p.m., 25th January 2018 at the Victorian Hall, Kingsbury Hotel, Colombo.

Admiral (Dr.) Jayanath Colombage is a former Chief of the Sri Lanka Navy who retired after 37 years as a four-star Admiral.

He is a visiting lecturer at the University of Colombo, Defence Services Command and Staff College (Sri Lanka), Kotelawala Defence University, Bandaranaike Center for International Studies and Bandaranaike International Diplomatic Training Institute.

The ocean brings unknown wealth and potential. It is evident that 95 % of the underwater remains unexplored. The ocean is also the largest habitat for marine life with more than three billion people depending on it as a primary source of protein.

The ocean becomes the focus of attention in the field of development and sustainable development both nationally and internationally. The world is, in many ways, a turning point in your economic priorities in the ocean. The Indian Ocean, which has been nourished for thousands of years by many rivers and tributaries, contains large quantities of commercially exploitable hydro carbons; gas and oil, and seabed minerals in addition to a rich diversity of living resources.