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Two CILTNA Members Take Part in CILT International Conference 

June 12, 2013 – Ottawa, CANADA: David Hinks, Secretary, Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport North America (CILTNA) represented the organization at the CILT International Conference in Colombo, Sri Lanka from June 2 – 6 2013. While there, Mr. Hinks had the chance to touch base with Mr. Hemantha Jayanetti, a member of both CILT Sri Lanka and CILTNA.

Mr. Jayanetti is the Chairman of the Ceyline Group of Companies in Sri Lanka but spends much of his time in Halifax, Nova Scotia. The Ceyline Group has over 500 direct employees and also manages a ships’ crew pool of over 3000 seafarers. This pool provides ships’ crew management services to Vancouver-based Seaspan Ship Management Ltd.

In business for 27 years Ceyline and has operations in the marine, education, healthcare, leisure, travel and information technology sectors. Mr. Jayanetti holds an MBA and is a CMILT. Starting his career in 1974, he has worked in both the public and private sectors.  

While in Colombo, Mr. Jayanetti took Mr. Hinks on a tour of Colombo International Nautical and Engineering College, which is part of Ceyline Group.

“It is a most impressive operation with extensive facilities and very qualified staff which has to date graduated 15,000 students,” said Mr. Hinks. “We are very fortunate to have Hemantha in Canada with his wealth of experience in providing training and education,” he added.

Pictured: Hemantha Jayanetti (left) and David Hinks, Secretary of CILTNA (right) at the CILT International Conference in Colombo, Sri Lanka.






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