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CEAT Kelani Holdings Managing Director Ravi Dadlani (right) and Lanka Ashok Leyland CEO Umesh Gautham exchange the OEM agreement

July 09, 2012 (LBO) – A two day sea trade conference aimed at examining Sri Lankan’s maritime infrastructure and positioning the island as a transshipment logistic hub will kicks off Tuesday in Colombo. Sessions will also analyze and review major maritime development projects in Sri Lanka, look at attracting investments for maritime projects and oil and gas development in the island. The conference on ‘Sri Lanka Ports, Trade and Logistics’ is hosted by the Sri Lanka Ports Authority and organized by Sea Trade, a global events company specializing in the maritime sector.

Organizers say with new port expansion projects and supporting infrastructure development Sri Lanka has enormous potential to become one of the biggest transshipment hubs in the region.

“We have the expertise to organize and put together very strong content for the conference,” John Foreman, Sea Trade’s Global Head of Marketing said.

“The conference will showcase what Sri Lanka can offer and bring business to the island,” he said.

Top government officials Priyath Bandu Wickrama, Chairman Sri Lanka Ports Authority, and Kumara Welgama, Minister of Transport are scheduled to address the opening session of the conference.

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