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National Advisory Committee

National Advisory Committee

The National Advisory Committee (NAC) consists of professionals from the transport and logistics industry, from various organizations such as Government Ministries, Public Bodies, State Universities, Chambers, Professional Institutes and Forces. The NAC will play a vital role in communicating strategic output of the international conference to the Government of Sri Lanka for the development of the transport, logistics and supply chain industry.



Mr. Sunil Hettiarachchi,


Ministry of Highways & Road Development and Petroleum Resources Development


Committee Members



Eng. S. M. D. L. Senarathna

Assistant Director - Engineering


Eng. P. P. Jayasekara

Assistant Director - Engineering

Ministry of Highways & Road Development and Petroleum Resources Development



Public Bodies

Mr. Janak Ranaweera

Director (Development Planning) & (Research & Development)

Urban Development Authority



Mr. P. Deegala

Sri Lanka Railways

Mr. Gnanasiri Withanage

Head of Civil Engineering (Planning & Design)

Airport & Aviation Services (Sri Lanka) Limited


Dr. T. L. Gunaruwan

Senior Lecturer - Department of Economics/Faculty of Arts

University of Colombo


Dr. A. Anburuvel

Senior Lecturer - Department of Civil Engineering

University of Jaffna

Eng. (Dr.) T.Sivakumar

Senior Lecturer, Dept. of Transport & Logistics Management, Faculty of Engineering,

University of Moratuwa

Dr. A. G. H. J. Edirisinghe

Head - Civil Engineering

University of Peradeniya


Dr. Terrance M. Rengarasu

University of Ruhuna


Dr. G. N. Samarasekara

Senior Lecturer - Faculty of Engineering

University of Sri Jayewardenepura


Mr. Dinesh de Silva

Member - CCC National Agenda Committee on Logistics & Transport

The Ceylon Chamber of Commerce


Mr. Sujeewa Samaraweera

Past President - The National Chamber of Commerce of Sri Lanka

Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry of Sri Lanka


Mr. M. Shiham Marikar

Secretary General/Chief Executive Officer

National Chamber of Exporters of Sri Lanka


Mr. Niral Kadawatharatchie


Chamber of Young Lankan Entrepreneurs




Professional Institutes

Mr. I. G. Perera


Institute of Supply and Materials Management


Prof. W. D. Lakshman


Sri Lanka Association for Political Economy


Mr. M. B. Kiriella

Vice President

Sri Lanka Economic Association


Dr. Aruna Shantha

Former Co-Chair

Sri Lanka Forum of University Economists