YoungShip AGM 2021

Moving on from a year of unprecedented challenges unlike ever faced before in this generation, the New Year brings renewed hope and optimism, along with these renewed ambitions the new YoungShip Executive Committee was appointed at the recent Annual General Meeting held on the 3rd February 2021, with their first Executive Committee Meeting held on 12th February 2021

A new executive committee from various segments of the maritime and shipping industry coming together, showing promise for an eventful and educational year ahead whilst striving to empower the youth of the industry. YoungShip Sri Lanka has also taken a proactive step to be the association representing the youth of the shipping industry with the addition of the Associate Member category, allowing for the first time for individuals working in non CASA Member companies to join YoungShip ( any individual currently working in a company associated to the Maritime industry) thereby greatly increasing its representation within the Shipping industry.

The Executive Committee for the year 2021 comprises a group of committed, enthusiastic young professionals. The 10 member executive committee is as follows:

Office bearers

Chairman – Mr. Rishantha Mendis (Prudential Shipping)
Vice Chair – Ms. Maleena Awn (Wilhelmsen Meridian Navigation Ltd)
Secretary – Mr. Nirmal Dissanayake (Eastern Maritime (Colombo) Ltd)
Treasurer – Mr. Prashan Fernando (Panama Shipping (Pvt) Ltd)
Assistant Secretary – Ms. Sasanka Edirirathnage (GAC Shipping Ltd)
Assistant Treasurer – Mr. Sunera Wijesekara (Eastern Maritime (Colombo) Ltd)

Immediate Past Chair – Mr. Jehan Rodrigo (Mackinnon Mackenzie & Co (Sh) Ltd) 

Members of the Executive committee

Mr. Shane De Alwis (Hapag Lloyd Lanka (Pvt) Ltd)
Mr. Wilhelm Yohan Randy (Maersk Lanka Pvt Ltd)
Ms. Aruni Wijepala (Hayleys Energy Services Lanka (Pvt) Ltd)
Ms. Yuwani Opatha (Ceyline Shipping (Pvt) Ltd) 

Some of our plans for the forthcoming year include the YoungShip Open Quiz 2021, many Networking nights, pub quizzes, Seminars/workshops with industry speakers/panelists, CSR initiatives to name a few of the projects in the pipeline.

The Executive Committee wishes to convey its sincere thanks and appreciation to its Patrons & The Ceylon Association of Shipping Agents (CASA) for their continuous support and guidance to YoungShip.

We extend our sincere gratitude to our committed sponsors and all organizations who have supported the empowerment of Youth and the growth of YoungShip since its inception.

We welcome on board our new members and extend our felicitation to our membership for their keen participation in all of our events. We look forward to yet another great year ahead!!