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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

“WISTA Sri Lanka’s 9th Annual General Meeting”

The Sri Lankan branch of the Women’s International Shipping and Trading Association (WISTA Sri Lanka) held its 9th AGM on 30 January at the Courtyard by Marriot […]

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Capturing Festive Spirit: A Colourful Christmas Celebration with WISTA Sri Lanka”

The spirit of the holiday season came alive as WISTA Sri Lanka recently hosted its annual Christmas party, titled “A Colourful Christmas with WISTA Sri Lanka.”  The […]

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‘She Can Sail the Seas’

WISTA Sri Lanka is pleased to serve as the endorsement partner for the program ‘She Can Sail the Seas’ launched by Centrum Marine Consultancy Pvt Ltd. in collaboration with CINEC […]

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WISTA SL took part in The CASA Maritime Conference 2023 ‘EMBARKING TOWARDS A BLUE HORIZON: Exploring Possibilities for the Sri Lankan Maritime Community,’

“The CASA Maritime Conference 2023 was held on October 24th at The Cinnamon Lakeside Colombo, with a focus on the theme ‘EMBARKING TOWARDS A BLUE HORIZON: Exploring […]

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“Bridging the Gap: WISTA Sri Lanka’s Transformative Field Visit Inspires the Future of Maritime and Shipping”

WISTA Sri Lanka, recently wrapped up an insightful and educational field visit to Hayleys Free Zone and Spectra Integrated Logistics Yard. Held on Friday, August 25th, this […]

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Memoirs of WISTA Sisters

On the evening of June 15, 2023, WISTA Sri Lanka, an esteemed organization promoting women in the maritime industry, hosted a highly successful and engaging event at […]

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WISTA Sri Lanka participated in Top50 Global Women Economic Forum & Awards

WISTA Sri Lanka concluded yet another fruitful panel discussion with WIM in Top50 Global Women Economic Forum & Awards. The panel discussion themed Creating Equal Opportunities for […]

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A CSR Project of Distributing Essential School Supplies

On 31 March 2023, WISTA SL distributed essential school supplies among the primary school children of Mohottimulla, Dankotuwa. 71 children from Garde 2 to 6 and 19 […]

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“We can all truly #EmbraceEquity”- WISTA Sri Lanka Celebrates International Women’s Day 2023

Women’s International Shipping and Trading Association (WISTA) Sri Lanka concluded yet another successful event held at Kingsbury Hotel to celebrate Women’s Day 2023 with an insightful panel […]

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WISTA Sri Lanka appointed as the Local Strategic Partner for Shipping, Logistics and Supply Chain Top50 Women Economic Forum & Awards

Aparna Thilakarana from WIM EXCO, handed over the Strategic Partner Certificate to Diruni Chanmugama WISTA Sri Lanka President. The event is scheduled to be held from June […]

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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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