Shashi Dhantunge (Former Chairman) - Ceylon Shipping Corporation

I have been an observer, an admirer and a believer of opportunities that Sri Lanka has to be a successful maritime hub in the region, if not in the world.

It became a passion and an interesting challenge when I was unexpectedly invited and appointed as the Chairman of the national sea carrier, “Ceylon Shipping Corporation (CSC)” in 2015 by the Hon Minister Arjuna Ranatunga.

During this period, I met Rohan Masakorala for the first time and since then we have been working together on many angles with great enthusiasm and optimism to break loose from the bureaucratic barriers.

The CIMC is one of the main platforms or pavilions in Sri Lanka, almost handcrafted by Rohan single handedly, to discuss, brainstorm and inspire those who are in power, positions and professional within the country and abroad.

Personally, it was a privilege to be a Panel Member of the “Fireside Chat” of the Colombo International Maritime Conference 2022. I am confident that Sri Lanka would sail ahead through this turbulent period by converting all the identified threats into opportunities.