Due to the present Covid -19 situation in the country and the entire world, the Sri Lanka Navy has decided to postpone the Galle Dialogue 2021 Conference. Fresh date will be indicated when the COVID 19 situation becomes conducive.

“Welcome Remarks”

Vice Admiral KKVPH De Silva, WWV*, RWP, RSP,VSV, USP, ndu
Commander of the Sri Lanka Navy


“Keynote Address”

Honourable Ruwan Wijewardene, M.P.
The Minister of Mass Media and State Minister of Defence, Sri Lanka


‘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’

Vice Admiral MS Pawar, AVSM, VSM
Deputy Chief of Naval Staff, Indian Navy


‘Upholding the Concept of Maritime Community with a Shared Future Opening a New Chapter in Maritime Security Cooperation’

Rear Admiral Hu Zhongming
Deputy Chief of Staff, Chinese PLA Navy


‘The Role of Navy in Maintaining Maritime Security’

Rear Admiral Oleg V. Àpishev
Deputy Chief of Main Staff, Russian Federation Navy

Paper Presentation

‘Building of Maritime Cooperation for Collaboration for Better Security; An Analysis of the last 10 years of United States Navy Deployments in Indian Ocean’

Rear Admiral Grant Mager,
Reserve Director, Maritime Operations, United States Pacific Fleet


‘Developments in the Indian Ocean strategic environment: planning for a multipolar region’

Dr. David Brewster
Senior Research Fellow with the National Security College, Australian National University


‘Shipping Economy in Indian Ocean: An Analysis of Japanese Naval Deployment in the Indian Ocean to Secure the Interests of Shipping based Economies’

Rear Admiral Akira Saito,
Director General, Operations and Plans Department (N3/N5),Maritime Staff Office, Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF)

Paper Presentation

‘Ports in the Region and Sri Lanka; Do they Complement or Compete?’

Captain Athula Hewavitharana
Managing Director, Sri Lanka Ports Authority

Paper Presentation

‘Shipping Economy in Indian Ocean: The Role of Sri Lanka’

Mr. Iqram Cuttilan
Chairman of the Ceylon Association of Shipping Agents (CASA)

Paper Presentation

‘Indian Ocean: An Analysis on the Trends and Evolution of Transnational Maritime Threats of Non Traditional Nature - The Need for National Maritime Single Points of Contact (NMSPOC)’

Captain Martin A. Sebastian RMN (R)
Senior Fellow / Centre Head, Centre for Maritime Security and Diplomacy, Maritime Institute of Malaysia (MIMA)

Paper Presentation

'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’

Rear Admiral Didier Maleterre
Joint Commander of the French Forces deployed in the Indian Ocean

Paper Presentation

‘Addressing Non-Traditional Maritime Threats in the Indian Ocean; An Analysis of UNODC for the Last Ten Years’

Mr. Shanaka Jayasekara
Programme Coordinator (South East Asia and Pacific), for the Global Maritime Crime Programme, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)

Paper Presentation

‘Environment Concerns in the Indian Ocean: Analysis on the Effects in Maritime Environment based on Commitment of the Bangladesh for the Last Decade’

Rear Admiral M Abu Ashraf, BSP, ncc, psc
Commander Chattogram Naval Area, Bangladesh Navy

Paper Presentation

'Environmental Concerns in the Indian Ocean; An Analysis on the Effect in Maritime Environment based on Commitment of the Maldives National Defence Force (MNDF) for the Last Decade’

Colonel Mohamed Saleem,
The Coast Guard Commandant, Maldives National Defence Force

Paper Presentation

‘Addressing Maritime Environmental Concerns; The Role and Commitment of the Royal Australian Navy for Last Ten Years’

Rear Admiral Lee Goddard, CSC,RAN
Commander Maritime Border Command, Royal Australian Navy

Paper Presentation

‘Maritime Disasters and HADR - An Analysis of Naval Commitments in Past Decade from Pakistan’s Participation in the Indian Ocean Region’

Rear Admiral Muhammad Shuaib HI (M)
Deputy Chief of Naval Staff, Pakistan Navy

Paper Presentation

‘Maritime Disasters and HADR :Indonesian Navy’s Commitments inResponding to Natural and Man-Made Disasters in the Last Decade’

First Admiral Tatit Eko Witjaksono, S.E. , M.Tr. (Han)
Vice Commander of Indonesian Naval Command and Staff College,Indonesian Navy

Paper Presentation

‘Case Study on Fire onboard MV Daniela off the Coast of Colombo Harbour’

Rear Admiral MMH Gamage, RSP, VSV,USP, psc
Director General Personnel, Sri Lanka Navy

Paper Presentation