Former Commander of the Navy Admiral Jayanath Colombage, has been Appointed as the “Adviser to the President on Maritime and Naval Hub,” with effect from 15th August 2014.
The "Mahinda Chinthana 2011-Vision for the Future" policy statement envisages making Sri Lanka as a regional Maritime hubs, in order for our country to be the 'Wonder of Asia"
"Maritime and Naval Hub" takes a prominent place among those five sectors. While Admiral Colombage was performing duties as Commander of the Sri Lanka Navy, he actively contributed towards Sri Lanka's journey towards becoming Maritime and Navy Hub.
Presently Admiral Colombage is the Chairman of Ceylon Shipping Corporation. He is an expert in Maritime field with a distinguished naval career spanning 36 years. He has been conferred with two Masters Degrees and presently he is reading for his Doctorate in philosophy.
With his vast knowledge and professional expertise, his contribution to the new portfolio will be of immense importance at a time when the island-nation is poised to be key maritime hub in the region in her quest to the 'Wonder of Asia'.