21st October 2018

Arrival of Foreign Participants and Check in to Hotels in Colombo

1900 Icebreaker Reception for foreign participants at ‘Conservatory’, Galle Face Hotel, Colombo (By invitation)

Day 01 : 22nd October 2018

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 SS Ranasinghe, WWV, RWP, VSV, USP, ndc, psc, AOWC
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
0946 - 0948 Introduction of the Keynote Speaker by the Compere
0949 – 1002 Keynote Address
By Mr. Kapila Waidyaratne, President's Councel
Secretary to the Ministry of Defence, Sri Lanka
1003 - 1004 Introduction of the Speaker by the Compere
1005 - 1024 Synergizing for Collaborative Maritime Management - The Indian Navy’s Perspective     
By Vice Admiral G Ashok Kumar, AVSM, VSM

Deputy Chief of Naval Staff, Indian Navy
1025 - 1040 Group photograph
1041 - 1110 Refreshments

Session – 1

Maritime Vision – Country Perspective

1111 - 1115 Initial Remarks by the Moderator
Professor Christian Bueger,
Professor of International Relations, University of Copenhagen
1116 - 1135 Enhancing Cooperation to Open a New Era of Peace and Stability in Indian Ocean              
By Rear Admiral Han Xiaohu,
Commandant of the Naval Command College(NCC)PLA Navy
1136 - 1155 Role of the Russian Navy in Providing Maritime Security in the Indian Ocean
By Rear Admiral LUIK Eduard Endelievich
Head Navigator of the Russian Navy
1156 - 1215 Maritime Vision – US Perspective
By Rear Admiral James Pitts,
Commander Submarine Group 7/ Commander Task Force-54/74, US Navy
1216 - 1245 Q & A / Discussion
1246- 1250 Final comments by the Moderator
1251 - 1350 Lunch at ‘Jubilee Ballroom’

Session – 2

Maritime Governance

1351 - 1355 Initial Remarks by the Moderator
Professor Gregory Rose,
Director and Professor of Law, School of Law, University of Wollongong, Australia
and Member of Australian National Centre for Ocean Recourses and Security (ANCORS)
1356 - 1415 Maritime Governance in South Asia - What the International Maritime
Organization can do

By Dr. Ms. Jivanta Schottli,
Institute of South Asian Studies, National University of Singapore
1416- 1435 Minimizing gaps between International Maritime Law and Domestic Laws
By Mr. Alan Cole,
Head of the Global Maritime Crime Programme, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime             
1436 - 1505 Q & A/Discussion
1506 - 1520 Final comments by the Moderator
1521 - 1545 Coffee Break

Session – 3

Panel Discussion Can the Indian Ocean be Collaboratively Managed

1546 - 1550 Initial Remarks by the Moderator
Rear Admiral William J. Warrender CBE,
Flag Officer Sea Training Royal Navy
1551 - 1610 Opportunities and Challenges in the Indo-Pacific Region and Structure to Enhance Maritime Cooperation and Partnership in the Region
By Admiral RK Dhowan, PVSM, AVSM & Bar, VSM, Indian Navy (Retd),
Chairman National Maritime Foundation and Former Chief of the Naval Staff, Indian Navy
1611 - 1630 Regional Maritime Issues, Can the Indian Ocean be Collaboratively Managed
By First Admiral Anuar bin Mohamed
Assistant Chief of Staff Human Resource, Royal Malaysian Navy
1631 - 1650 Regional Maritime Issues, Can the Indian Ocean be Collaboratively Managed
By Rear Admiral Didier Maleterre (DM)
Joint commander of the French Forces deployed in the Indian Ocean
1651 - 1724 Q & A/Discussion
1725 - 1729 Final comments by the Moderator
1730 Close of day 1
1900 - 2200 Official Reception at the ‘Chequerboard' Area & Dinner at the ‘Jubilee Ballroom’ (By Invitation)

Day 02 : 23rd October 2018

Session – 4

Humanitarian Assistance & Disaster Relief (HADR)

0830 - 0834 Initial Remarks by the Moderator
Rear Admiral DC Gunawardena RWP**,RSP, VSV, USP, nswc, psc, hdmc, Sri Lanka Navy(Retd),
Additional Director General Civil Security Department, Sri Lanka
0835 - 0854 Developing a new Regional Role in HADR
By Rear Admiral Katsushi Omachi,
Vice President,Maritime Command and Staff College (MCSC),
Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF)
0855 - 0914 Synergizing Regional Efforts and Resources for HADR
By Rear Admiral Muhammad Fayyaz Gilani HI(M),
Deputy Chief of Naval Staff (Training and Evaluation) Pakistan Navy
0915 - 0934 HADR : A Humanitarian Perspective
By Mr Ken Hume,
Head of Armed and Security Forces Unit, International Committee of the Red Cross
0935 - 1004 Q & A/ Discussion
1005 - 1014 Final comments by the Moderator
1015 - 1044 Coffee Break

Session – 5

Blue Economy

1045 - 1049 Initial Remarks by the Moderator
Mr Chris Tilake-Sri Dharmakirti
Independent Adviser to the Ministry of Mahaweli Development and Environment
1050 - 1104 Making Blue Economy a Reality in the Region: Challenges and Solutions
By Rear Admiral M Ashraful HAQ, NUP, ndc, afwc, psc
Commander Khulna Naval Area
1105 – 1124 Harnessing Resources and Expertise to Reap Benefits of Blue Economy
By Dr. BP Terney Pradeep Kumara PhD
General Manager, Marine Environment Protection
Authority(MEPA), Sri Lanka
1125 – 1144 Maritime Security Cooperation for Marine Ecosystem Preservation
By Rear Admiral Dr. Amarulla Oktavian, S.T., MSc,D.E.S.D.,
Commander, Indonesian Naval Command & Staff College
1145 – 1214 Q & A/ Discussion
1215 - 1229 Final comments by the Moderator
1230 - 1329 Lunch at ‘Jubilee Ballroom’

Session – 6

Maritime Domain Awareness (MDA)

1330 - 1334 Initial Remarks by the Moderator
Vice Admiral Satish Soni ,PVSM,AVSM,NM Indian Navy (Retd)                                              
Distinguihed Fellow, The United Service Institution of India (USII)
1335 -1354 Recent Development & Challenges: Mitigating Maritime Security Issues through Enhanced Maritime Domain Awareness
By Captain (N) Matthew D. Coates, MSM, CD,
Director Naval Strategy, Royal Canadian Navy
1355 –1414 Importance of sharing Maritime Domain Information and Optimizing through Collaboration
By Rear Admiral Jonathan Mead, AM, RAN,
Commander Australian Fleet
1415 – 1434 Establishing Information Fusion Centre in Sri Lanka to Reap the Benefit of MDA Already in Place in the Region
By Commodore YN Jayarathne, RWP, RSP, USP, ndu, psc,                                               
Director Naval Training & Deputy Chief Hydrographer, Sri Lanka Navy
1435 –1504 Q & A /Discussion
1505 - 1509 Final comments by the Moderator
1510- 1544 Coffee Break
1545 - 1554 Vote of thanks
By Rear Admiral KKVPH De Silva, WWV*, RWP, RSP, VSV, USP, ndu                                               
Chief of Staff of the Sri Lanka Navy
The Head of the Steering Committee Galle Dialogue 2018
1555 – 1629 Presentation of souvenirs to participants
1630 ‘Galle Dialogue 2018’ International Maritime Conference adjourns