Gayani De Alwis elected as chairperson for CILT Sri Lanka
The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) Sri Lanka held its 34th Annual General Meeting (AGM) on March 28th 2018, at The Kingsbury, Colombo, where Gayani De Alwis was elected, uncontested as the 21st Chairperson of CILT Sri Lanka.
It is the second time that CILT Sri Lanka elected a female Chairperson after 27 years. The three Vice Chairpersons elected were Dr. Namali Sirisoma, Channaka De Alwis and Gihan Jayasinghe. Dr. Lalith Edirisinghe and Upali Gunawardena were elected as the Secretary and Treasurer respectively.
De Alwis is an experienced supply chain professional with over two decades of experience in the profession, locally and overseas. She was the former Director of Customer Service of Unilever Sri Lanka, was the founding Chairperson of Women in Logistics and Transport (WILAT) Sri Lanka and had been an active Chartered member of CILT Sri Lanka Council since 2011.
The AGM also featured strong representation from the women’s forum of CILT Sri Lanka, WILAT Sri Lanka and the Young Professionals’ Forum (YPF) Sri Lanka. CILT Sri Lanka Council – 2018/2019 Seated from left: CMILT Chaminda Perera, CMILT Treasurer Upali Gunawardena, FCILT Saliya Senanayake, CMILT Vice Chairperson Dr. Namali Sirisoma, CMILT Vice Chairman Gihan Jayasinghe, CMILT Chairperson Gayani De Alwis, CMILT Vice Chairman Channaka De Alwis, CMILT Secretary Dr. Lalith Edirisinghe, CMILT Immediate Past Chairman Capt. Lasitha Cumaratunga, FCILT H.A. Premaratne and CMILT Niral Kadawatharatchie
Standing from left: FCILT Cumar Rodrigo, CMILT Chandima Hulangamuwa, CMILT Dr. Indika Sigera, CMILT Dr. Priyangani Jayasundara, CMILT Dr. Yapa Mahinda Bandara, CMILT Dhashma Karunaratne, CMILT Agith Ekanayake, CMILT Chanaka Gunatilake, CMILT Upali De Zoysa and others who were not present: CMILT Henry De Silva, CMILT Ibrahim Saleem, CMILT Gayathri Karunanayake, CMILT J.M. Thilakarathna Banda, CMILT Ramal Siriwardena and Student Biman Hettiarachchi
Gayani De Alwis addressing the gathering