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01st April 2016

Media Release - 50th Annivesary of Sri Lanka Shippers' Council

In order to mark the 50th Anniversary of the Sri Lanka Shippers' Council, a tree planting ceremony was held recently at the Hambantota port. The ceremony was held under the distinguished patronage of Hon. Arjuna Ranatunga, Minister of Ports & Shipping.

During the ceremony, 25 King Coconut and 25 Cashew plants were planted with the participation of office bearers, past chairmen and members of the Sri Lanka Shippers' Council along with the invitees. The Secretary to the Ministry of Ports and Shipping, Director General of Merchant Shipping, senior officials of the Sri Lanka Ports Authority in Colombo and Hambantota were also among the invitees for the event.

During the Programme, the Hon. Minister Arjuna Ranatunga also unveiled the Sri Lanka Shippers Council 50th Anniversary Logo.

The Sri Lanka Shippers' Council, an affiliated trade body of the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce was the first National Shippers' Council set up on March 23, 2016 in the Asia on a recommendation made by UNCTAD to the Ministry of Commerce in order to negotiate with Shipping Conferences.

Starting from scratch, the Shippers' Council of Ceylon (SC) has played a vital role in the Sri Lankan economy by looking after the interest of Shippers' and also to serve as a strong advocate to the Government on Shipping & Port related matters. Today it consists of 14 Product Associations as members.

Hellman Worldwide Logistics, Universal Freighters International, Mountain Hawk Express, Expelogix, Spedicon Logistics, Kokoa Peat Exports, Kokos Fibre Exports and CWT Globelink Colombo came forward to sponsor the tree planting ceremony.

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