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CILT Sri Lanka holds its First Logistics Leaders’ Evening for the Year for the Aviation Industry

The Chartered Institute of Logistics & Transport (CILT) Sri Lanka held its first Logistics Leaders’ Evening for the year on the 19th of June, themed “Future Challenges in Aviation”. The event commenced at 5.30 p.m. with light refreshments and was held at the Victorian Hall of The Kingsbury, Colombo and was attended by over 150 participants from a wide spectrum of the industry.

The eminent speakers for the evening were Mr. H. M. C. Nimalsiri, Director General of Civil Aviation and Chief Executive Officer, Civil Aviation Authority Sri Lanka; Mr. Johanne Jayaratne, Executive Director, Airport & Aviation Services Sri Lanka; Capt. Suren Ratwatte, Chief Executive Officer, SriLankan Airlines and Mr. Romesh David, Director, Cinnamon Air.

Chairperson CILT Sri Lanka, Gayani de Alwis, CMILT during her welcome address stressed that CILT’s role is both passenger and goods transport in all modes of transport including aviation and urged all aviation professionals to engage with CILT to develop the industry. She also mentioned about CILT’s collaborative education offering with SriLankan Aviation College.

Aside from the detailed overviews of the aviation industry as a whole, there were several common topics that were identified as challenges for the aviation industry and specifically Sri Lanka such as; the political instability and frequent policy changes, inadequate integration with other institutions for national level strategies, development of airport infrastructure lagging behind, travel growth resulting in traffic at Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) already exceeding planned capacity, ground handling rates at BIA being reported to be higher than those at other regional airports, etc.

However, some positive trends were also shared with global air travel numbers being better than ever before and that the Asia-Pacific region will dominate that growth (as seen in the below charts). Furthermore, the processing, sharing and distributing of data, be it internally to staff within an airport or direct to consumers, providing real-time updates on the weather, delayed aircrafts – any issues in general are allowing for better communication all around and more effective strategy planning moving forward. The theory is that the real-time updates integrated within an efficient management system are enabling reaction methods to real-time challenges to be drastically improved upon. 

What was most exciting were the insights into the future of the aviation industry such as Dubai airport to go passport-free with Blockchain Technology where inbound passengers will get off their flight and head to baggage claim, with the process of manual verification through waiting in queues eliminated. Also single token travel, facial recognition technologies, biometrics – whichever name you choose for the topic will have a huge impact. Single token travel looks to become a staple of air travel in the very near future.

With extremely exciting developments such as the work Happy Flow is achieving at Aruba as well as releases at several of the major airports and airlines around the world all evidence the fact that there are significant investments in biometric technology everywhere. 

The speeches were followed by a very interesting panel discussion moderated by Ms. Kamaya Perera, Principal, KPMG Sri Lanka – Knowledge Partner of CILT Sri Lanka.

The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) is the leading global professional body associated with the logistics and transport industry. The Institute holds unparalleled international recognition and works towards achieving its objective of promoting, encouraging and coordinating the study of the science and art of logistics and transport through its membership, educational qualifications and other events. With a global membership of over 34,000 from 34 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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Panel Discussion in action

H. M. C. Nimalsiri

Johanne Jayaratne

Capt. Suren Ratwatte

Romesh David

Panel Discussion in action

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WiLAT SRI LANKA ATTENDS THE WiLAT INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION IN POLAND

A three member Women in Logistics and Transport (WiLAT) Sri Lanka delegation attended the WiLAT International Convention, which was held on the 3rd of June as part of the CILT International Convention at the DoubleTree Hilton hotel in Wroclaw, Poland. This year’s convention saw over 100 WiLAT participants attending the convention from Australia, Hong Kong, Nigeria, Zambia, Ghana, Malaysia, UK, Kazakhstan, Egypt and Sri Lanka.

Out of the ten member CILT Sri Lanka delegation, the three member WiLAT Sri Lanka delegation representing Sri Lanka were Gayani De Alwis (Chairperson CILT Sri Lanka and Founding Chairperson WiLAT Sri Lanka), Dhashma Karunaratne (Chairperson WiLAT Sri Lanka), and Gayathri Karunanayake (Vice Chairperson WiLAT  Sri Lanka). 

WiLAT convention started with Global Convener, Aisha Ali Ibrahim welcoming the gathering and thanking the global family for their untiring efforts to create gender party in the industry, which is male dominant.  WiLAT Global Advisor, Dr. Dorothy Chan highlighted the strides that WiLAT has made in expanding its global foot print by increasing the coverage to 20 out of the 34 CILT countries, with the latest addition being Australia.

Dr. Henryka Bochniarz, President of Confederation of Lewiatan, Barbara Kaśnikowska, General Manager at Wroclaw Aircraft Maintenance Services, Prof. Danuta Moroń, University of Economics in Katowice, Poland delivered the session keynote speeches. Founding Chairperson WiLAT Sri Lanka, Gayani De Alwis showcased UN Women HeForShe programme of Sri Lanka for global roll out at the convention.  WiLAT operational guide developed by WiLAT Sri Lanka was adopted with modifications for global WiLAT Governance. New appointments were made in line with the newly formed structure. Gayani De Alwis, founding Chairperson WiLAT Sri Lanka was appointed as the Vice Chairperson WiLAT South Asia.

Next year’s WiLAT convention will be held in Manchester, UK from 16th – 18th June 2019 when CILT celebrates its centenary year.

WiLAT Sri Lanka Delegation with the CILT Sri Lanka Delegation

WiLAT Sri Lanka Delegation

Left to right: Gayathri Karunanayake (Vice Chairperson), Gayani De Alwis (Founding Chairperson WiLAT Sri Lanka and Chairperson CILT Sri Lanka), Dhashma Karunaratne (Chairperson)

Gayani De Alwis (Founding Chairperson WiLAT Sri Lanka and Chairperson CILT Sri Lanka) addressing the gathering

WiLAT Sri Lanka Delegation with the WiLAT Global Convener

WiLAT Global Family

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CILT SRI LANKA DELEGATION ATTEND THE CILT ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION IN POLAND

The annual International Convention of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT), which is a much awaited global gathering of logistics and transport professionals was held from 3rd to 6th June 2018 at the DoubleTree Hilton hotel in Wroclaw, Poland. Picturesque Wroclaw was selected as the best European tourist destination in 2018 and is considered to be the silicon valley of the automotive industry. The theme of the convention was “Linking Central and Eastern Europe to the World, The Electric Car Revolution and Its Impact on Logistics”. This year’s international convention had 250 participants from 50 countries and a ten-member delegation from Sri Lanka participated in the convention. Representing the Sri Lankan delegation were, Gayani De Alwis (Chairperson CILT Sri Lanka), Dhashma Karunaratne (Chairperson WiLAT Sri Lanka), Romesh David (International Vice President CILT), Niral Kadawatharatchie (Past Chairman CILT Sri Lanka), Chaminda Perera (Council Member CILT Sri Lanka), Upali De Zoysa (Council Member CILT Sri Lanka), Biman Hettiarachchi (Chairman YPF Sri Lanka), Gayathri Karunanayake (Vice Chairperson WiLAT Sri Lanka) and Sammy Akbar, Director at Expolanka Freight.

This year, both Young Professionals’ Forum (YPF) and Women in Logistics and Transport (WiLAT) Forum conventions were spaced out in order for delegates to attend both events. The talk on “How to Put a Zebra on the Moon” by Robin Proctor, former Executive Director at Travis Perkins and visiting fellow at Cranfield University gave a good start to the convention followed by Prof. Richard Wilding, Chairman of CILT UK and professor at Cranfield University speaking about “Industry 4.0 and beyond”. Other speakers at the convention were, Prof. David Cebon, Director at Cambridge Vehicle Dynamics Consortium, Prof. René de Koster professor at Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University, Chris Jones of Canalys, Barbara Kaśnikowska, General Manager at Wroclaw Aircraft Maintenance Services, Jo Brosnan of Northland Port, New Zealand to name a few, and in total 16 speakers addressing the international gathering.

The Sri Lankan delegation got an opportunity to showcase UN Women HeForShe programme of Sri Lanka for the global roll out at the WiLAT convention and YPF Sri Lanka Chairman and YP Regional Ambassador South Asia, Biman Hettiarachchi did Sri Lanka proud by showcasing YPF Sri Lanka work, raising the bar within the international YP community.  Founding Chairperson WiLAT Sri Lanka & Chairperson CILT Sri Lanka Gayani de Alwis was appointed as the Vice Chairperson WiLAT South Asia at the WiLAT international convention.

Highlight of the convention was the technical visit on the final day where the delegates were given the choice to visit one of the four facilities; Volvo Manufacturing Centre, Kuehne Nagel Logistics Operation, Amazon Fulfillment Centre or Topacz. Automobile Museum. The Sri Lankan delegation chose to visit the Amazon Fulfillment Centre in Wroclaw, which was a rare opportunity. They were exposed to their sortable and non-sortable warehouses of which one was managed by robots. The convention gave a good exposure to the delegation for knowledge enhancement and networking with the CILT global family. Delegates were also taken on a boat trip down the iconic river Oder, which gave a different atmosphere for networking among the international delegates.

Next year CILT will be celebrating its centenary year with the international convention in Manchester, UK from 16th – 18th June 2019.

CILT is the 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 objective of promoting, encouraging and coordinating the study of the science and art of Logistics and Transport through its membership, events and educational qualifications. With a global membership of over 34,000 from 34 countries across the globe, CILT provides a professional identity to those in the ever-expanding logistics and transport industry. 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.

CILT Sri Lanka Delegation with the CILT International President

CILT Sri Lanka Country Delegation Meeting

CILT Sri Lanka Chairperson at the Panel Discussion

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ප්‍රවාහනය සහ භාණ්ඩ හා සේවා සැපයීම පිළිබඳ ජාතික විශිෂ්ඨතා සම්මාන ප්‍රදානය 2018

ආචාර්ය ලලිත් එදිරිසිංහ

විශිෂ්ඨතා සම්මාන කමිටුවේ සභාපති සහ

CILT Sri Lanka ආයතනයේ ලේකම්

ශ්‍රී ලංකාව භාණ්ඩ හා සේවා සැපයීම් මධ්‍යස්ථානයක් (Logistics Hub) බවට පත් කිරීම ජාතික වශයෙන් පිළිගෙන ඇත. ප්‍රවාහනය සහ භාණ්ඩ හා සේවා සැපයීම ඉතා වැදගත් ක්ෂේත්‍රයක් නිසා ජාතික වශයෙන් එම සේවා ඇගයීමට ලක් කිරීම වැදගත්වේ. එමගින් එම ක්ෂේත්‍රය පිළිබඳව සමාජය තුළ ධනාත්මක කතිකාවක් ගොඩනැගේ. එමගින් යම්කිසි ක්ෂේත්‍රයක උන්නතියට මහඟු පිටුවහලක් සිදු වන බව නොරහසක්. ප්‍රවාහනය සහ භාණ්ඩ හා සේවා සැපයීම් ක්ෂේත්‍රයට අප්‍රතිහත සේවාවක් සිදු කළ ආයතන සහ පුද්ගලයින් ඇගයීමට ලක් කිරීම සඳහා මේ ක්ෂේත්‍රයේ ඇති එකම වරලත් ආයතනය වන ප්‍රවාහනය සහ භාණ්ඩ හා සේවා සැපයීම පිළිබඳ වරලත් ආයතනය ශ්‍රී ලංකා (CILT Sri Lanka) මෙම වසරේ ජූලි 17 වන දින කටයුතු යොදා ඇත.

විශිෂ්ඨතා සම්මාන පුද්ගල හා සංස්ථානික වශයෙන් කොටස් දෙකකට බෙදේ.

  1. පුද්ගල කැපවීම, ක්ෂේත්‍රය පිළිබඳ වගකීම හා පාරදෘෂ්‍ය බව, ක්ෂේත්‍රයට සිදු වූ ධනාත්මක දායකත්වය, නායකත්වය සහ සහයෝගිතාවය තුළින් සිදුකල උත්කෘෂ්ඨ මෙහෙවර උදෙසා පිදෙන පුද්ගල සම්මානය (Pinnacle Award). මෙම පුද්ගල සම්මානය ජීවිතයේ එක් වරක් පමණක් ලබා ගත හැකි සම්මානයකි. එබැවින් එය සම්මාන ලාභියාට මෙන්ම මුළු මහත් ක්ෂේත්‍රයටම ඉතා හැඟුම්බර හා අමතක නොවන අවස්ථාවක් වනු ඇත.
  2. සංස්ථානික ආයතනයක් ලෙස නායකත්වය, මානුෂීය හා පාරිභෝගික නැඹුරුව, උපාය මාර්ගික ගැලපීම, සමාජ වගකීම් වලට අනුගතව සහභාගීත්ව වර්ධනය, සිද්ධාන්ත හා ප්‍රමිතිය පදනම් වූ පරිපාලනය ඉලක්ක කරගත් ප්‍රතිඵල උදෙසා විශිෂ්ඨතා පිළිබඳ පිදෙන සම්මානය (National Excellence Awards – Corporate Category). සංස්ථානික අංශයෙන් පිදෙන විශිෂ්ඨතා සම්මාන තුලින් ක්ෂේත්‍රයේ උන්නතිය උදෙසා සියලුම ආයතන වලින් සිදු කරන්නා වූ සේවය මනා ලෙස ඇගයීමක් සිදුවනු ඇත. එය තව දුරටත් තම ආයතනික සේවාවන් මනා ශික්ෂණයක් යටතේ නව නිමැවුම් තුලින් වර්ධනය කිරිමට ඔවුන් උනන්දු කරනු ඇත.

ඉල්ලුම්පත් සකස් කිරිමේදී මතුවන ගැටලු හෝ පැහැදිලි කිරිම් සඳහා CILT Sri Lanka ලේකම් කාර්යාලය නිරතුරුව කටයුතු කරනු ලබනවා. මෙම ඉල්ලුම්පත් මනා ලෙස අධ්‍යනය කොට විනිශ්චයන් ලබා දීම සිදු වන්නේ සම්පූර්ණයෙන්ම මෙම ආයතනයෙන් බාහිර විද්වත් කමිටුවක් හරහායි. මෙහිදී ඉතාමත් වගකීමක් හා පාරදෘෂ්‍ය භාවයෙන් කටයුතු කිරීමට CILT Sri Lanka ආයතනය බැඳී සිටිනවා.

මෙම සම්මාන ප්‍රදානයයට සමගාමීව තවත් විශේෂ කටයුත්තක් මෙම ආයතනය මඟින් සිදු කෙරේ. එනම් නවක සිසුන්ට ලබා දීමට බලාපොරාත්තු වන අධ්‍යයන ශිෂ්‍යත්වයි. ප්‍රවාහනය සහ භාණ්ඩ හා සේවා සැපයීම පිළිබඳ අධ්‍යයනය කිරීමට ශිෂ්‍යත්ව පිරිනැමීම මධ්‍යම හා දීර්ඝ කාලීන සැලසුමක් ලෙස හැඳින්විය හැකියි. මෙහිදී සිදු වන්නේ තෝරාගත් සිසුන් පිරිසකට ප්‍රවාහනය සහ භාණ්ඩ හා සේවා සැපයීම පිළිබඳව ගැඹුරු ලෙස හැදෑරීමට (උපාධි සහ ඩිප්ලෝමා) නොමිලයේ පහසුකම් සලසා දීමයි. මෙමගින් මූලික කරුණු දෙකක් ගම්‍ය වෙනවා. පළමුව මෙම ක්ෂේත්‍රය පිළිබඳ නිපුණත්වය උපාය මාර්ගික ලෙස ප්‍රගුණ කිරීමක් සිදු වෙනවා. අනෙක් අතට මෙම ක්ෂේත්‍රය සමාජගත වීම හා එහි වැදගත්කම කා වැදීම සිදුවනවා. මෙම කාරණා දෙකම අප රටට ඉතා වැදගත් ප්‍රයත්නයන් වනවා.

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