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BIO DATA OF SPEAKERS/MODERATORS

 

DAY ONE : 21ST OCTOBER 2019

INAUGURAL SESSION

'Welcome Remarks'

Vice Admiral KKVPH De Silva, WWV*, RWP, RSP,VSV, USP, ndu
The Commander of the Navy

'Keynote Address'

Honourable Ruwan Wijewardene, M.P.
The Minister of Mass Media and State Minister of Defence, Sri Lanka

SESSION – 1 MARITIME SECURITY

'Moderator'

Rear Admiral (Retd.) Petter A. Gumataotao, USN
The Director, Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies (APCSS)

'Speaker 1'

Vice Admiral MS Pawar, AVSM, VSM
Deputy Chief of Naval Staff (DCNS), Indian Navy

'Speaker 2'

Rear Admiral Hu Zhongming
Deputy Chief of Staff, the Chinese PLA Navy

'Speaker 3'

Rear Admiral Apishev Oleg
The Deputy Commander in Chief of the Russian Navy

'Speaker 4'

Rear Admiral Grant Mager,
The Reserve Director of the U.S. Pacific Fleet, Maritime Operations Center, US Navy

'Speaker 5'

Dr. David Brewster
Senior Research Fellow with the National Security College, Australian National University

SESSION – 2 SHIPPING AND ECONOMY

'Moderator'

Dr. Ganeshan Wignaraja,
The Executive Director, Lakshman Kadirgamar Institute of International Relations and Strategic Studies

'Speaker 1'

Rear Admiral Akira Saito
The Director General, Operations and Plans Department (N3/N5), Maritime Staff Office, Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF)

'Speaker 2'

Capt. Athula Hewavitharana
The Managing Director, Sri Lanka Ports Authority

'Speaker 3'

Mr. Iqram Cuttilan
The Chairman of the Ceylon Association of Shipping Agents (CASA)

DAY TWO : 22ND OCTOBER 2019

SESSION – 3 NON - TRADITIONAL THREATS

'Moderator'

Rear Admiral DC Proctor
The Chief of the Royal New Zealand Navy

'Speaker 1'

Captain Martin A. Sebastian RMN (R),
The Centre Head/Senior Fellow, Centre for Maritime Security and Diplomacy, Maritime Institute of Malaysia

'Speaker 2'

Rear Admiral Didier Maleterre
Joint Commander of the French forces in the Indian Ocean

'Speaker 3'

Mr. Shanaka Jayasekara
Programme Coordinator (Southeast Asia and Pacific), Global Maritime Crime Programme, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)

SESSION – 4 ENVIRONMENT PROTECTION

'Moderator'

Vice Admiral Dato’ Aris Adi Tan bin Abdullah
The Western Fleet Commander, Royal Malaysian Navy

'Speaker 1'

Rear Admiral M Abu Ashraf, BSP, ncc, psc
Commander Chattogram Naval Area, Bangladesh Navy

'Speaker 2'

Colonel Mohamed Saleem,
The Coast Guard Commandant, Maldives National Defence Force

'Speaker 3'

Rear Admiral Lee Goddard, CSC
The Commander Maritime Boarder Command, Australian Navy

SESSION – 5 HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE AND DISASTER RELIEF (HADR)

'Moderator'

Commodore Simon Huntington OBE
Commander Operational Training, Royal Navy

'Speaker 1'

Rear Admiral Muhammad Shuaib
Deputy Chief of Naval Staff, Pakistan Navy

'Speaker 2'

First Admiral Tatit Eko Witjaksono
The Vice Commander of Indonesian Naval Command and Staff College, Indonesian Navy

'Speaker 3'

Rear Admiral MMH Gamage, RSP, VSV,USP, psc
The Director General Personnel, Sri Lanka Navy

“Vote of thanks”

Rear Admiral DNS Ulugetenne, RSP*, VSV, USP, ndc, psc
The Chief of Staff of the Sri Lanka Navy and the Head of the Steering Committee Galle Dialogue 2019