Thursday, December 13th, 2018

Colombo Dockyard had the honour of a courtesy visit by His Excellency Thorbjørn Gaustadsæther the Norwegian Ambassador for Sri Lanka, recently. The Ambassador was accompanied by Ms. Dharini Shamali Daluwatte Senior Advisor, Commercial Cooperation of the Royal Norwegian Embassy.

During the discussion, MD/CEO of Colombo Dockyard Mr. D.V. Abeysinghe explained in detail about the shipyard’s products, services, capabilities, facilities, markets served and the extent of cooperation Colombo Dockyard has with Norwegian partners at present in the Shipbuilding and Ship repairing sectors. Discussions also focused on how to further enhance the present day cooperation to increase bilateral trade. In addition prospects of cooperating on heavy engineering projects which are in the pipeline under the planned infrastructure development in Sri Lanka were also discussed.

His Excellency Thorbjørn Gaustadsæther recognized the outstanding progress Colombo Dockyard has achieved at present in the maritime sector in Sri Lanka, delivering ships to a global clientele and wished the Shipyard good luck in the future.

(Photo caption; Group Photo from left to right; Mr. Benny Fernando (GM-SRB, CDPLC), Mr. D.V. Abeysinghe (MD/CEO, CDPLC), His Excellency Thorbjørn Gaustadsæther (Ambassador, Royal Norwegian Embassy), Ms. Dharini Shamali Daluwatte (Senior Advisor Commercial Cooperation, Royal Norwegian Embassy), Mr. Prince Lye (Head of Shipbuilding Marketing, CDPLC)