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Absence of national policies, an obstacle to growth - Aviation Minister

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z p 41 AbsenceSri Lanka hasn’t a national policy for any sector which is a hindrance to consistency and growth of sectors, Ports and Aviation Minister Arjuna Ranatunga told the media at the inauguration of the first Colombo International Maritime Conference (CIMA) 2015 from September 24-26. Ranatunga said that Sri Lanka should learn from India which has a policy for all sectors which continues even though governments change.

A national policy for each sector is vital to achieve economic growth. In the past those who were not in the industry tried to formulate policies for various sectors. Stakeholders of every industry should pool their strengths and formulate a national policy to develop relevant sectors.“Without a national policy there is no direction and the task to achieve the objectives becomes difficult.

First International Maritime Conference in September

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Ceylon Finance Today: The first ever Colombo International Maritime Conference (CIMC), a joint effort by the all industry stake holders, the government and the Shippers' Academy Colombo, scheduled to be held in September 2015 was announced at a function held in Colombo on Tuesday. The CIMC is targeting the entire maritime community worldwide to promote Sri Lanka as a point of direct investment for all aspects of shipping.

Historic maritime conference in Colombo

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By Hasitha Ayeshmantha
Over 25 internationally reputed speakers will address the Colombo International Maritime Conference 2015 (CIMC 2015) which will be held from September 24 to 26 in Colombo.

At the official launch of the CIMC, it was noted by the organizers of the event that this is the first attempt to position Sri Lanka's shipping, logistics and maritime sector to the world to be recognized. It widely highlighted that 90 percent of the world's trade is moved through shipping and thus considered as the wheels of global trade. It helps the global economy to propel and develop new markets to create wealth among nations.

2015 International Maritime Conference in Sri Lanka in September

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This year’s International Maritime Conference will be held in Sri Lanka. Minister Arjuna Ranatunge said that Sri Lanka will achieve many benefits from the conference to be hosted in Colombo from the 24th to the 26th of September. Addressing a media conference, the Minister pointed out that all necessary support will be extended to uplift the maritime industry.

Shippers Academy chief renews call for national maritime policy

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Ports and Shipping Minister Arjuna Ranatunga (left) and Shippers Academy Colombo CEO Rohan Masakorala launching the website for the Colombo International Maritime Conference Pic by Waruna Wanniarachchi

By Chandeepa Wettasinghe
An expert renewed the call for a national maritime policy at an event yesterday, which was attended by Ports and Shipping Minister Arjuna Ranatunga who received it in a very positive manner.

Lot of Investors For Hambantota ­- Arjuna Ranatunga

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223There are many who are willing to invest in Hambantota. It had happened in the past but unfortunately they have had bad experiences. It’s not happening any more and now we are getting a lot of investors not only for Hambantota but also for Colombo, said Arjuna Ranatunga, Minister of Ports and Shipping in Colombo.

Colombo International Maritime Conference In September

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The maritime industry and institutions together with Shippers’ Academy Colombo is to hold the first-ever international maritime conference in September 2015 to coincide with the UN/IMO International Maritime Day in conjunction and support with other local and international organisations.

The event is fully supported by government ministries along with the President’s office, Prime Minister’s office, in addition The Commonwealth Secretariat and the IMO.

Colombo International Maritime Conference (CIMC) launched

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z pi ColomboOver 25 internationally renowned speakers will address the Colombo International Maritime Conference (CIMC) 2015. The conference will be held from September 24 to 26 in Colombo. This is the the first such effort to position the country's shipping,logistics and maritime sector to the world. Ninety percent of the world's trade is moved through shipping and is considered as the wheels of global trade. It helps global economy propel and develop new markets to create wealth among nations.

Sri Lanka international maritime conference aims to highlight country's ports

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cimc2015June 17, Colombo: Sri Lanka will hold an international maritime conference later this year to promote its new ports and position the island as a major shipping and logistics hub in South Asia. The first ever Colombo International Maritime Conference (CIMC) will be held from 24th to 26th September in line with the International Maritime Say and UN Observance Day 2015.

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