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CONFERENCE SCHEDULE

 

 

20th October 2019

ARRIVAL OF FOREIGN PARTICIPANTS AND CHECK IN TO HOTELS IN COLOMBO

1900 Icebreaker Reception for Foreign Participants at the ‘Western Naval Area Command Wardroom’, Colombo (By invitation)

Day 01 : 21st October 2019

INAUGURAL SESSION

0815 - 0844 Registration of Participants
0845 All Participants to be Seated in the ‘Grand Ballroom’ for the Conference
0855 - 0900 Arrival of VIPs
0901 - 0905 Arrival of the Chief Guest
0906 - 0910 Opening Documentary
0911 - 0912 Introduction of Conference by Compere & Invite to Light the Oil Lamp
0913 - 0916 Lighting of the Oil Lamp
0917 - 0920 Welcome Dance by the Navy Cultural Troupe
0921 - 0922 Introduction of the Commander of the Navy by the Compere
0923 - 0928 Welcome Remarks
By Vice Admiral KKVPH De Silva, WWV*, RWP, RSP,VSV, USP, ndu
The Commander of the Sri Lanka Navy
0929 - 0930 Introduction of the Chief Guest by the Commander of the Navy
0931 - 0945 Address by the Chief Guest
His Excellency Maithripala Sirisena
The President of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka and the Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces
0946 - 0948 Introduction of the Keynote Speaker by the Compere
0949 – 1003 Keynote Address
By Honourable Ruwan Wijewardene, M.P.
The Minister of Mass Media and State Minister of Defence, Sri Lanka
1004 - 1020 Group Photograph
1021 - 1044 Refreshments

SESSION – 1

MARITIME SECURITY

1045 - 1050 Initial Remarks by the Moderator
By Rear Admiral (Retd.) Petter A. Gumataotao, USN
The Director, Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies (APCSS)
1051 - 1110 ‘China’s Contribution to the Safety of Shipping in Indian Ocean; An Analysis of the last 10 years of PLA-Navy Deployments in Indian Ocean’              
By Representative from the PLA Navy
1111 - 1130 ‘Indian Navy’s Commitment to Safeguard Security Status of the Indian Ocean; An Analysis of the last 10 years of Commitments in Indian Ocean Against Transnational Crimes, Drugs and Narcotics’
By Representative from the Indian Navy
1131 - 1150 ‘Building of Maritime Cooperation for Collaboration for Better Security; An Analysis of the last 10 years of USN Deployments in Indian Ocean’
By Rear Admiral Grant Mager,
The Reserve Director of the U.S. Pacific Fleet Maritime Operations Center, US Navy
1151- 1210 ‘Increasing Interest of the Major Players Over the Indian Ocean in the Last Decade; Options for the Littoral States’
By Dr. David Brewster
Senior Research Fellow with the National Security College, Australian National University
1211 - 1250 Q & A / Discussion
1251 - 1300 Final Comments by the Moderator
1301 - 1400 Lunch at ‘Jubilee Ballroom’

SESSION – 2

SHIPPING AND ECONOMY

1401 - 1405 Initial Remarks by the Moderator
By Dr. Ganeshan Wignaraja,
The Executive Director (Actg.), Lakshman Kadirgamar Institute of International Relations and Strategic Studies
1406 - 1425 ‘Shipping Economy in Indian Ocean: An Analysis of Japanese Naval Deployment in the Indian Ocean to Secure the Interests of Shipping Based Economies’
By Rear Admiral Akira Saito,
The Director General, Operations and Plans Department (N3/N5), Maritime Staff Office, Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF)
1426 - 1445 ‘Ports in the Indian Ocean Region: Whether Complementary or Conflicting’
By Capt. Athula Hewavitharana
The Managing Director, Sri Lanka Ports Authority
1446 - 1505 ‘Shipping Economy in Indian Ocean: An analysis of Geo-political effects of SLOCs of Arctic Route Vs Indian Ocean Route to the Maritime Shipping’
By Representative from the Russian Navy
1506 - 1550 Q & A/Discussion
1551 - 1600 Final Comments by the Moderator
1601 - 1630 Coffee Break
Close of Day 1
1631 - 1830 Official Call on/ Bilateral Discussions/ Executive Time
1900 - 2200 Official Reception at the ‘Chequerboard' Area & Dinner at the ‘Jubilee Ballroom’ (By Invitation)

Day 02 : 22nd October 2019

SESSION – 3

NON-TRADITIONAL THREATS

0830 - 0834 Initial Remarks by the Moderator
By Rear Admiral DC Proctor
The Chief or the Royal New Zealand Navy
0835 - 0854 'Non-Traditional Maritime Threats in the Indian Ocean; The Analysis of Maritime Institute of Malaysia (MIMA) for the last Decade on the Trends and Evolution of Transnational Maritime Threats of Non-Traditional Nature’
By Captain Martin A. Sebastian RMN (R),
The Centre Head/Senior Fellow, Centre for Maritime Security and Diplomacy, Maritime Institute of Malaysia
0855 - 0914 'Contributing to Global Efforts to Curb Non-Traditional Maritime Threats in Indian Ocean; An Analysis by French Navy Based on its Experiences in Last Ten Years’
By Rear Admiral Didier Maleterre
Chief in Command of the French Armed Forces in Indian Ocean
0915 - 0934 ‘Addressing Non-Traditional Maritime Threats in the Indian Ocean; An Analysis of UNODC for the Last Ten Years’
By Mr. Alan Cole
The Head of the Global Maritime Crime Programme, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime
0935 - 1020 Q & A/ Discussion
1021 - 1030 Final Comments by the Moderator
1031 - 1100 Coffee Break

SESSION – 4

ENVIRONMENT PROTECTION

1101 - 1105 Initial Remarks by the Moderator
By Vice Admiral Dato’ Aris Adi Tan Bin Abdullah
The Western Fleet Commander, Royal Malaysian Navy
1106 - 1125 ‘Environment Concerns in the Indian Ocean; An Analysis on the effects in Maritime Environment based on Commitment of the Bangladesh Navy for the Last Decade’
By Representative from the Bangladesh Navy
1126 - 1145 ‘Environment Concerns in the Indian Ocean; An Analysis on the Effects in Maritime Environment based on Commitment of the Maldivian Defence Forces for the Last Decade’
By Colonel Mohamed Saleem,
The Commandant, Coast Guard, Maldives National Defence Force
1146 - 1205 ‘Addressing Maritime Environmental Concerns; The Role and Commitment of the Royal Australian Navy for Last Ten Years’
By Rear Admiral Lee Goddard, CSC
The Commander Maritime Boarder Command, Australian Navy
1206 - 1250 Q & A/ Discussion
1251 - 1300 Final Comments by the Moderator
1301 - 1400 Lunch at ‘Jubilee Ballroom’

SESSION – 5

HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE AND DISASTER RELIEF (HADR)

1401 - 1405 Initial Remarks by the Moderator
By Representative from the UK Navy
1406 -1425 ‘Maritime Disasters and HADR; An analysis of Naval Commitments in past decade from the Pakistan’s participation in the Indian Ocean region’
By Representative from the Pakistan Navy
1426-1445 ‘Maritime Disasters and HADR; Indonesian Navy’s commitment in Responding to Natural and Man-made Disasters in the Last Decade’
By Commodore Tatit Eko Witjaksono
The Vice Commandant of Indonesian Naval Command and Staff College, Indonesian Navy
1446- 1505 ‘Case Study on ‘Fire Onboard MV Daniela off the Coast of Colombo Harbour’
By Rear Admiral MMH Gamage, RSP, VSV,USP, psc
The Director General Personnel, Sri Lanka Navy
1506 –1550 Q & A /Discussion
1551 - 1600 Final Comments by the Moderator
1601- 1630 Coffee Break
1631 - 1640 Vote of thanks
By Rear Admiral DNS Ulugetenne, RSP*, VSV, USP, ndc, psc
The Chief of Staff of the Sri Lanka Navy and the Head of the Steering Committee Galle Dialogue 2019
1641 - 1659 Presentation of Souvenirs to Participants
1700 ‘Galle Dialogue 2019’ International Maritime Conference Adjourns