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BCIS seminar on ‘Blue Economy: Prospects and Challenges for Sri Lanka’

The Bandaranaike Centre for International Studies (BCIS) expects to organise a seminar on Contemporary “Blue Economy: Prospects and Challenges for Sri Lanka,”on September 22, 2017 at the BCIS Auditorium from 8.30 am – 1.00 pm.

This seminar is the fourth of the signature seminar series organized by the Bandaranaike Center for International Studies and expected to be a pioneer seminar on this theme to be held in Sri Lanka.

Australian High Commissioner to Sri Lanka Bryce Hutchesson is expected to deliver the keynote and the opening remarks would be conveyed by Rohan Masakorala, Chief Executive Officer of the Shippers Academy Colombo.

Admiral Dr.Jayanath Colombage, Director of the Centre for Indo-Lanka Initiatives and Dr. Ananda Mallawatantri, Country Representative, IUCN will chair the two sessions.

Prominent experts on Ocean Affairs, Environment and Foreign Policy such as Pathfinder, Prof. Tilak Dharmaratne, Vice Chancellor, Ocean University of Sri Lanka, Dr.Terny Pradeep, General Manager, Marine Environmental Protection Authority (MEPA), Shashikala Premawardhane (Director General, Ocean Affairs, Strategic Security & Policy Planning), Captain Rohan Joseph, Deputy Director, Naval Research Wing, Naval Headquarters will be the panellists.

Prior registration on 0717970271 / 2669056 or email