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Women's International Shipping & Trading Association

Welcome To WISTA Sri Lanka

Formed in 1974, the Women’s International Shipping & Trading Association (WISTA International) is a global organisation connecting female executives and decision-makers around the world. WISTA International serves as a connector for its network of more than 3,800 female professionals from all sectors of the maritime industry.

54 countries support a National WISTA Association (NWA), each of which in turn is a member of and is guided by WISTA International. NWAs provide in-country and regional networking, business and skill-building opportunities, corporate visibility, and also facilitate relationships within the industry.

On a global scale, WISTA members have access to an incredibly diverse network of executives in the shipping and trading field on whom they can call for referrals, connections, advice or business collaborations.

News

“It’s The Most Wonderful Time of The Year.

WISTA SRI LANKA’s Christmas gathering “It’s The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year” was held on the 29th of November 2022 at the Hilton Colombo Residences. 

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WISTA Sri Lanka Ladies Shehara De Silva, Diruni Chanmugam, Aruni Wijepala and Udara Cumaratunga at the Maritime SheEO Conference 2022 in Mumbai.
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Diruni Chanmugam Appointed as WISTA Sri Lanka President for Year 2022 / 2023

The Women’s International Shipping & Trading Association – WISTA Sri Lanka 8th AGM was held on 4th November at the Cinnamon Grand Hotel, followed by Cocktails. This […]

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WISTA Srilanka to celebrate 8th AGM Meeting on the 04th of November 2022

WISTA Srilanka to Celebrate 8th AGM Meeting on the 04th of November 2022.

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WISTA partners with Hayleys Advantis 3PL Plus on improving productivity and efficiency with Lean Six Sigma

WISTA partners with Hayleys Advantis 3PL Plus on improving productivity and efficiency with Lean Six Sigma   Women’s International Shipping & Trading Association (WISTA) Sri Lanka concluded […]

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WISTA SL Women’s Day forum discusses how “COLLECTIVELY WE CAN #BREAKTHEBIAS”

WISTA SL Women’s Day forum discusses how “COLLECTIVELY WE CAN #BREAKTHEBIAS” Women’s International Shipping and Trading Association (WISTA) Sri Lanka concluded yet another successful event held at […]

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SHEHARA DE SILVA RECEIVES THE MARITIME STANDARD WOMAN IN SHIPPING AWARD AT THE TMS AWARDS CEREMONY 2021

Congratulations to our founding President Shehara De Silva for winning The Maritime Standard Woman in Shipping Award at TMS Awards Ceremony 2021

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WISTA Srilanka Appoints Debbie Jones as the President for year 2021/2022

07th AGM of WISTA Srilanka was held on the 29th October. adhering to the health guidelines, meeting was held both physically and online. Congratulations to the WISTA […]

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WISTA TOGETHER WITH CASA CELEBRATES WOMEN’S DAY WITH A DIFFERENCE

WISTA TOGETHER WITH CASA CELEBRATES WOMEN’S DAY WITH A DIFFERENCE Women’s International Shipping & Trading Association (WISTA – Sri Lanka) together with Ceylon Association of Shipping Agents […]

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WISTA Srilanka Exco meeting the Srilanka Port Authority (SLPA) Officials

WISTA Srilanka Exco Meeting with the newly appointed Chairman of Srilanka Port Authority ( SLPA), General (Retd) R. M. Daya Ratnayake was held to discuss on the […]

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Board Of Directors

Name
Diruni Chanmugam
Board Position
President WISTA Sri Lanka
National WISTA Association
WISTA Sri Lanka
Email
diruni@shermanslogistics.com
Title
Director Sales & Marketing
Company
Shermans Logistics Pvt Ltd
Name
Chamila Bandara
Board Position
Vice President WISTA Sri Lanka
National WISTA Association
WISTA Sri Lanka
Email
chamila.ba@fedexlk.com
Title
General Manager / Chief Operating Officer
Company
Mountain Hawk Express, Licensee Federal Express Corporation
Name
Kalani Dassanayake
Board Position
Secretary WISTA Sri Lanka
National WISTA Association
WISTA Sri Lanka
Email
Kalani.Dassanayake@sagt.com.lk
Title
Assistant Manager - Commercial & Marketing
Company
South Asia Gateway Terminals (Pvt) Ltd
Name
Sharmala Fernando
Board Position
Assistant Secretary of WISTA Sri Lanka
National WISTA Association
WISTA Sri Lanka
Email
sharmalaf@macholdings.com
Title
Manager, Key Account Management
Company
MAC Supply Chain Solutions Private Limited
Name
Shiyamalee Karunanayake
Board Position
Treasurer WISTA Sri Lanka
National WISTA Association
WISTA Sri Lanka
Email
shiyamalee.karunanayake@asteriglobal.com
Title
General Manager- Shared Services
Company
Hayleys Advantis Ltd.
Name
RUWINI PERERA
Board Position
Assistant Treasurer WISTA Sri Lanka
National WISTA Association
WISTA Sri Lanka
Email
ruwini.perera@hellmann.com
Title
Assistant Manager – Customer Solutions and Business Development Support
Company
HELLMANN WORLDWIDE LOGISTICS (PVT) LTD

Leadership Team

Name
Nilu Wickremasinghe
Board Position
Executive Committee
National WISTA Association
WISTA Sri Lanka
Email
nilu@salotaint.com
Title
Director
Company
SALOTA International (Pvt) Ltd.
Name
Swabha Wickramasinghe
Board Position
Executive Committee
National WISTA Association
WISTA Sri Lanka
Email
swabha@worldlinkcolombo.net
Title
Director
Company
Worldlink Shipping Colombo (Pvt) Ltd
Name
ANOMA RANASINGHE
Board Position
Executive Committee
National WISTA Association
WISTA Sri Lanka
Email
anoma@mclarens.lk
Title
GENERAL MANAGER
Company
McLARENS SHIPPING LTD
Name
Amali Mudunkotuwa Mendis
Board Position
Executive Committee
National WISTA Association
WISTA Sri Lanka
Email
amali@regencyteas.com
Title
General Manager Operations
Company
Regency Teas (Pvt) Ltd
Name
Surangi Gunasekera
Board Position
Executive Committee
National WISTA Association
WISTA Sri Lanka
Email
exportmgr@pslship.com
Title
General Manager - NVOCC
Company
Prudential Shipping Lines (pvt) Ltd
Name
Debbie Jones
Board Position
Executive Committee
National WISTA Association
WISTA Sri Lanka
Email
debbie.jones@gac.com
Title
Asst. General Manager – P& I & Medical Assistance
Company
GAC SHIPPING LTD
Name
Enoka Wickremasinghe
Board Position
Executive Committee
National WISTA Association
WISTA Sri Lanka
Email
enoka@hmm21.com
Title
Asst. General Manager - Marketing
Company
Shipping & Cargo Logistics (Pvt) Ltd
Name
Anuka Pathirana
Board Position
Executive Committee
National WISTA Association
WISTA Sri Lanka
Email
anuka.pathirana@gac.com
Title
Assistant General Manager - HR
Company
McLarens Group Management Limited
Name
Therani Kalyanapriye
Board Position
Executive Committee
National WISTA Association
WISTA Sri Lanka
Email
therani.kalyanapriye@lns.maersk.com
Title
LCL Execution Lead
Company
A.P Moller Maersk
Name
Madhu Welikala
Board Position
Executive Committee
National WISTA Association
WISTA Sri Lanka
Email
madhu@salotaint.com
Title
Asst, General Manger Business Developments
Company
SALOTA INTERNATIONAL PVT LTD
Name
Aruni Wijepala
Board Position
Executive Committee
National WISTA Association
WISTA Sri Lanka
Email
aruni.wijepala@hayleysenergy.com
Title
Deputy General Manager
Company
Hayleys Energy Services Lanka (Pvt) Ltd.
Name
Anjalika Perera
Board Position
Executive Committee
National WISTA Association
WISTA Sri Lanka
Email
anjalika.perera@gac.com
Title
Manager - Commercial
Company
GAC Shipping Ltd
Name
Udara Cumaratunga
Board Position
Executive Committee
National WISTA Association
WISTA Sri Lanka
Email
udara.cumaratunga@sagt.com.lk
Title
Senior Manager - Commercial and Marketing
Company
South Asia Gateway Terminals (Pvt) Ltd
Name
DILKY W BARTHOLOMEUSZ
Board Position
Executive Committee
National WISTA Association
WISTA Sri Lanka
Email
dilkywijenayaka@gmail.com
Title
ASSISTANT MANAGER
Company
GFS LANKA PVT LTD

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