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SLPA Chairman bags Sea Trade Young Person of the Year award

The award presented by Drydocks World Business Development, Strategies and Administration Vice President Ali Bin Towaih to Sri Lanka Ports Authority Chairman Dr Priyath B Wickrama. Also seen in the picture are Richard Quest from CNN, Seatrade Chairman Christopher Hayman, Seatrade Asia Managing Director and Global Sales Director Andrew Callaghan and Seatrade and Middle East Managing Director and Global Events Director Vanessa Stephens.

Sri Lanka Ports Authority (SLPA) Chairman Dr Priyath B Wickrama received the prestigious award for the Sea Trade Young Person of the Year at the Seatrade Middle East & Indian Subcontinent Awards 2011 held on October 17 at the Atlantis The Palm following the Middle East Money & Ships 2011 conference at The Address Dubai Marina. Dr Wickrama was the first Sri Lankan citizen to receive such a prestigious international event also bringing glory to the government sector.

The Seatrade Middle East and Indian Subcontinent Awards is designed to celebrate and reward excellence and innovation in the maritime sector across the region over the previous 12 months.

A panel of esteemed judges assess the entries in all categories according to six fundamental principles and their industry specific criteria that include contribution and commitment to the development of the maritime sector across the region, innovation; either technical, operational or commercial, commitment to safety and quality, social environmental responsibilities, business enterprise and achievement and engagement with training and development of personnel.

The award ceremony is also renowned as the ‘Oscars’ of the maritime world. More than 25 countries across the Middle East, Europe and Asia participated in this grand event this year.

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