The newly appointed Deputy Minister of Ports and Shipping, Mohamed Abdullah Mohamed Maharoof, MP, assumed duties yesterday, Monday, 14 January 2019. He assumed duties following religious observances.
The event was held under the patronage of the Minister of Ports & Shipping and Southern Development Sagala Ratnayaka, MP, at the Ministry.
While welcoming the Deputy Minister, Minister Ratnayaka asserts, “Deputy Minister Abdullah Mohamed Maharoof assumed duties in the Ministry today and I were joined Parliament as the Members of the Parliament in 2000. I am happy that we are going to work in the same ministry. I’m confident that I will always have his supports to elevate the development of the ports.”
Addressing the gathering the Deputy Minister says, “I’m proud of my constituency, Trincomalee District, where one of the most important natural ports in the world is located. I will ensure the developments of the Port of Trincomalee. I will do my best to improve this port to the global standards.”
Honourable Minister of Industry & Commerce Rishad Bathiudeen, Parliamentarian Imran Maharoof, Secretary to the Ministry of Ports & Shipping and Southern Development Dr Parakrama Dissanayake, Managing Director of the Sri Lanka Ports Authority Captain Athula Hewawitharana, Additional Managing Director of Sri Lanka Ports Authority Mr D. Upali De Zoysa, Director Operations of Sri Lanka Ports Authority Mr Jayantha Perera, and several executive officers and employees of SLPA as well as representatives from Eastern Province were present the event.