SLPA proudly celebrates international women’s Day 2020

Sri Lanka Ports Authority (SLPA) held a special function to mark the International women’s Day 2020. The programme organized with the pioneer initiative of the ‘Sewa Wanitha’ Unit of SLPA  was held at the  Lalith Athulathmudali Auditorium of the institution’s Mahapola Ports and Maritime Academy.

The event was held with the patronage of  the Additional Secretary to  the Ministry of Ports and Shipping – Mr.H.M.L.S.Herath,  Chairman of SLPA –  General Daya Ratnayake, and with the participation of the Additional Managing Director of SLPA – Mr. Upali De Zoysa, Director (Finance) of SLPA – Mrs.Shirani Wanniarachchi, Director (Security) of SLPA –  Major General Gamini Hettiarachchi, Chairperson of the SLPA ‘Sewa Wanitha’ Unit – Mrs. Damayanthi Ratnayake, Chief Manager (Communication and Public Relations) – Mr.Nalin Aponso, Chief Manager (Human Resources) and the Secretary of the SLPA ‘Sewa Wanitha’ Unit –  Mrs.S.H.S.padmini and a number of Executive Officers, staff members and employees of SLPA.

Part of the audience at the occasion.

The event included several highlights to add to its importance including a tree planting programme, a special motivation programme conducted by the AIA Insurance, ‘An Excellent Woman’ programme by the Police Media Division and a stage drama titled ‘Wilangu’ (shackles).

The Chairman of SLPA General Daya Ratnayake adding wishes of goodwill at the event said that the contribution by women for the progress and productivity of SLPA was immense.   Expressing views, Chairperson of the SLPA ‘Sewa Wanitha’ Unit – Mrs. Damayanthi  Ratnayake stated that the strength she could offer and extend as a wife of a high-ranking Military officer for her husband’s   victorious achievements  were  exemplary to all other courageous women.  

Featured image: Chairperson of the SLPA ‘Sewa Wanitha’ Unit – Mrs. Damayanthi  Ratnayake, speaking a the occasion. Miss. K. N. Kumari Somarathna, (Additional Secretary (Development) of the Ministry of Ports and Shipping, Chairman of SLPA –  General Daya Ratnayake, Additional Managing Director of SLPA – Mr. Upali De Zoysa, Director (Finance) of SLPA – Mrs.Shirani Wanniarachchi, Director (Security) of SLPA –  Major General Gamini Hettiarachchi, Chief Manager (Communication and Public Relations) – Mr.Nalin Aponso and Chief Manager (Human Resources) and the Secretary of the SLPA ‘Sewa Wanitha’ Unit –  Mrs.S.H.S.padmini are also in the picture.

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