20th OCTOBER 2019

Arrival of Foreign Participants and Check into Hotels

1930 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 - 0905 Arrival of VIPs
0906 - 0910 Opening Documentary
0911 - 0912 Introduction of Conference by Compere & Invite to Light the Traditional Oil Lamp
0913 - 0916 Lighting of the Traditional Oil Lamp
0917 - 0920 Welcome Dance by the Navy Cultural Troupe
0921 - 0922 Introduction of the Commander of the Sri Lanka Navy by the Compere
0923 - 0928 Welcome Remarks
By Vice Admiral KKVPH De Silva, WWV*, RWP, RSP, VSV, USP, ndu
Commander of the Sri Lanka Navy
0929 - 0932 Message of His Excellency Maithripala Sirisena
President of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka and the Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces
Read by Commander of the Sri Lanka Navy
0933 - 0935 Introduction of the Keynote Speaker by the Compere
0936 - 0950 Keynote Address
By Hon. Ruwan Wijewardene, M.P.
Minister of Mass Media and State Minister of Defence, Sri Lanka
0951 - 1010 Group Photograph
1011 - 1044 Refreshments

Session 1 -

Maritime Security

1045 - 1050 Initial Remarks by the Moderator
By Rear Admiral (retd.) Peter A. Gumataotao, United States Navy
Director, Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies (APCSS)
1051 - 1110 ‘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 Vice Admiral MS Pawar, AVSM, VSM
Deputy Chief of Naval Staff, Indian Navy
1111 - 1130 ‘Upholding the Concept of Maritime Community with a Shared Future Opening a New Chapter in Maritime Security Cooperation’              
By Rear Admiral Hu Zhongming
Deputy Chief of Staff, Chinese PLA Navy
1131 - 1150 ‘The Role of Navy in Maintaining Maritime Security’
By Rear Admiral Oleg V. Àpishev
Deputy Chief of Main Staff, Russian Federation Navy
1151 - 1210 ‘Building of Maritime Cooperation for Collaboration for Better Security; An Analysis of the last 10 years of United States Navy Deployments in Indian Ocean’
By Rear Admiral W. Grant Mager
Reserve Director, Maritime Operations, United States Pacific Fleet
1211 - 1230 ‘Developments in the Indian Ocean Strategic Environment: Planning for a Multipolar Region’
By Dr. David Brewster
Senior Research Fellow with the National Security College, Australian National University
1231 - 1320 Q & A / Discussion
1321 - 1330 Final Comments by the Moderator
1331 - 1430 Lunch at ‘Jubilee Ballroom’

Session 2 -

Shipping and Economy

1431 - 1435 Initial Remarks by the Moderator
By Dr. Ganeshan Wignaraja
Executive Director (Actg.), Lakshman Kadirgamar Institute of International Relations and Strategic Studies
1436 - 1455 ‘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
Director General, Operations and Plans Department (N3/N5), Maritime Staff Office, Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF)
1456 - 1515 ‘Ports in the Region and Sri Lanka; Do they Complement or Compete?’
By Captain Athula Hewavitharana
Managing Director, Sri Lanka Ports Authority
1516 - 1535 ‘Shipping Economy in Indian Ocean: The Role of Sri Lanka’
By Mr. Iqram Cuttilan
Chairman of the Ceylon Association of Shipping Agents (CASA)
1536 - 1615 Q & A / Discussion
1616 - 1625 Final Comments by the Moderator
1626 - 1700 Refreshments
Close of Day 1
1701 - 1800 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 David Proctor
Chief of the Royal New Zealand Navy
0835 - 0854 ‘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)’
By Captain Martin A. Sebastian RMN (R)
Senior Fellow / Centre Head, Centre for Maritime Security and Diplomacy, Maritime Institute of Malaysia (MIMA)
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
Joint Commander of the French Forces deployed in the Indian Ocean
0915 - 0934 ‘Addressing Non-Traditional Maritime Threats in the Indian Ocean; An Analysis of UNODC for the Last Ten Years’
By Mr. Shanaka Jayasekara
Programme Coordinator (South East Asia and Pacific), for the Global Maritime Crime Programme, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)
0935 - 1020 Q & A / Discussion
1021 - 1030 Final Comments by the Moderator
1031 - 1100 Refreshments

Session 4 -

Environment Protection

1101 - 1105 Initial Remarks by the Moderator
By Vice Admiral Dato’ Aris Adi Tan Bin Abdullah
Western Fleet Commander, Royal Malaysian Navy
1106 - 1125 ‘Environment Concerns in the Indian Ocean: Analysis on the Effects in Maritime Environment based on Commitment of the Bangladesh for the Last Decade’
By Rear Admiral M Abu Ashraf, BSP, ncc, psc
Commander Chattogram Naval Area, Bangladesh Navy
1126 - 1145 ‘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’
By Colonel Mohamed Saleem,
Coast Guard Commandant, 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, RAN
Commander Maritime Border Command, Royal 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 Commodore Simon Huntington OBE
Commander Operational Training, The Royal Navy
1406 - 1425 ‘Maritime Disasters and HADR - An Analysis of Naval Commitments in Past Decade from Pakistan’s Participation in the Indian Ocean Region’
By Rear Admiral Muhammad Shuaib HI (M)
Deputy Chief of Naval Staff, Pakistan Navy
1426 - 1445 ‘Maritime Disasters and HADR :Indonesian Navy’s Commitments in Responding to Natural and Man-Made Disasters in the Last Decade’
By First Admiral Tatit Eko Witjaksono, S.E. , M.Tr. (Han)
Vice Commander 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
Director General Personnel, Sri Lanka Navy
1506 - 1550 Q & A / Discussion
1551 - 1600 Final Comments by the Moderator
1601 - 1630 Refreshments
1631 - 1640 Vote of Thanks
By Rear Admiral DNS Ulugetenne, RSP*, VSV, USP, ndc, psc
Chief of Staff of the Sri Lanka Navy and the Head of the Steering Committee
1641 - 1659 Presentation of Souvenirs to Participants
1700 ‘Galle Dialogue International Maritime Conference 2019’ Adjourns