Home |FAQ |Contact Us |Site Index |Maritime Training


Proposal for Operation and Bunkering Facility at Port of Hambantota

Colombo Port's New Warehouse To Be Opened

Tuesday, December 10, 2019
Home / News / Events

 Dr Priyath B Wickrama awarded Seatrade Young Person in Shipping Award 2013

Dr. Priyath B. Wickrama – Chairman SLPA, receiving the coveted accolade – Seatrade Young Person in Shipping Award 2013 at the Seatrade Global Awards Ceremony 2013.

Over 350 maritime industry's key players united for an evening of celebration and networking as the award winners were announced at the 25th Anniversary celebrations of Seatrade Global Awards Ceremony Dinner in the presence of IMO secretary-general, Koji Sekimizu, Chairman of the panel of judges of the Seatrade Awards in the splendid surroundings of London's Guildhall in London UK on May 10.

Over 350 members of the maritime community celebrated the outstanding contributions made over the last year for safe, efficient and environmentally friendly shipping Dr Priyath B.Wickrama - Chairman of SLPA won the coveted accolade - Seatrade Young Person in Shipping Award 2013 at the ceremony.

The award is presented to an individual under 40, who has done an outstanding contribution to the industry. Few days ago he was also elected the third Vice President of the International Association of Ports and Harbors (IAPH) Asia/Oceania region in Los Angeles in USA on May 7 2013. Dr. Priyath B.Wickrama has been the Chairman of Sri Lanka Ports Authority since 2008, growing the hub status of Sri Lankan maritime rena with his innovative ideology and exemplary business mind set. Strengthening his capacity, he is bestowed with Doctorate in Operations Management by the International University of America in the United Kingdom.

Graduated from University of Moratuwa with a BSc Honours in Mechanical Engineering, Dr. Wickrama has a broad vicinity of blending his engineering concepts in to the maritime perspective.

Exploiting that capability, He is leading the two mega port development projects carried out in the Sri Lankan history of Shipping; Mahinda Rajapaksa Port Development in Hambantota and Colombo Port Expansion Project to set up a competitive platform in South Asian region by venturing new market opportunities.

Dr. Wickrama was awarded as the most Outstanding Young Person in Sri Lanka, 2010 by HSBC for the contribution granted in Economic Accomplishment.

In 2011 he was awarded the Most Outstanding Citizen by the International Association of Lions Club for the renowned leadership demonstrated in the field of outstanding constructions for national development and awarded the Young Person of Sea Trade Middle East and Indian Sub Continent Award.

At the Seatrade Global Awards Ceremony 2013 held in London UK eleven awards were presented to the international maritime personalities.


Sri Lanka Ports Authority
#19, Church Street,
Colombo 01, Sri Lanka.
E-mail : webmaster@slpa.lk