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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

'Address by the Chief Guest'

His Excellency Maithripala Sirisena
The President of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka and the Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces

'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'


By Representative from the PLA Navy

'Speaker 2'


By Representative from the Indian Navy

'Speaker 3'

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

'Speaker 4'

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 (Actg.), 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'


Representative from the Russian Navy

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'


Representative from the French Navy

'Speaker 3'

Mr. Alan Cole
The Head of the Global Maritime Crime Programme, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime

SESSION – 4 ENVIRONMENT PROTECTION

'Moderator'

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

'Speaker 1'


Representative from the Bangladesh Navy

'Speaker 2'

Colonel Mohamed Saleem,
The Commandant, Coast Guard, 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'


Representative from the UK Navy

'Speaker 1'


Representative from the Pakistan Navy

'Speaker 2'

Commodore Tatit Eko Witjaksono
The Vice Commandant 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