Mr. H K Jayanetti


Mr. Hemantha Jayanetti has been the Chairman of CINEC from its inception in 1990. He has overseen and provided the leadership to CINEC to successfully transform itself from a maritime training institution with humble beginnings to an unparalleled leader in private tertiary education in Sri Lanka.

He is also the founder Chairman of the Ceyline Group of Companies, a pioneering force in a number of sectors in the maritime industry in Sri Lanka since 1985. For over three decades Ceyline has had the distinction of being in the forefront, always striving and achieving leadership roles, providing efficient and cost effective solutions to its customers’ evolving needs and constantly reinventing its business models.

Mr. Jayanetti started his career at the Ceylon Shipping Corporation in 1974 and since then has had a varied and enriching career experience both in the public and private sectors immensely benefiting the organizations he led.

He is a Member of The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport and has a MBA from the Postgraduate Institute of Management (PIM) of the University of Sri Jayewardenepura.

Capt. Ajith Peiris

Master Mariner, FNI, FCILT, FCPM
Managing Director / President

A Master Mariner, Capt. Peiris began his career on an Indian State training ship Rajendra from 1974 to 1976 on a scholarship received from Ceylon Shipping Corporation. Then he joined the Ceylon Shipping Corporation fleet and sailed in all ranks from Cadet to Ship Captain before joining a German Shipping Company for a short period. He became a Ship Captain and got the command of a foreign going (Class I) ship at the age of 28 years.

After the departure of his sailing career in 1988, he joined Ceyline Shipping Limited -a Ships Crew Management company, and was appointed the Group Managing Director of Ceyline Group. He lead the Ceyline Group to be the most diversified Shipping Group in Sri Lanka covering a spectrum of businesses within and out of the Marine Industry. CINEC Maritime Campus is a product with his initiative and one of the most successful private higher educational institutes in the region today.

In recognition of his professional contribution to the Industry he was appointed the President of Company of Master Mariners in 2005 and the Chairman of Ceylon Association of Ships’ Agents in 2006, 2007, 2008 and at present serves as the Chairman too. He also served as a member in the Committee on Maritime Affairs appointed by His Excellency the President (under the Chairmanship of Hon. Justice P. A. Rathnayake, Judge of the Supreme Court in 2009/2010.

Member : Advisory Board appointed by the Minister of Ports & Shipping.

Member : Select Committee on Maritime Affairs of Ceylon Chamber of Commerce.

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Dr. Parakrama Dissanayake

Joint Managing director

Dr. Parakrama Dissanayake, is the Chairman/CEO of Aitken Spence Maritime & Logistics and one of the main Board Directors of Aitken Spence PLC. He is also the Joint Managing Director of CINEC Campus, Board Director of Fiji Ports Corporation Ltd, Board Director of Fiji Ports Terminal Ltd and Special Advisor to Maldivian Ports.

Some of the positions he has held in the past includes, Chairman/CEO of Sri Lanka Ports Authority (SLPA), Chairman of state owned Jaya Container Terminals and Sri Lanka Port Management Consultancy Services, Chairman of the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers (Sri Lanka), Chairman of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (Sri Lanka), Chairman of the Central Advisory Council of Sri Lanka Transport Board, Chairman of the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce - Steering Committee on Ports, Shipping, Aviation and Logistics and a Board Director of the Urban Development Authority.

He was recently appointed as the first non-British International President of the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers (UK). Since the appointment of the Institute’s first President Sir Thomas Lain Devitt in 1913, all Presidents have hitherto been British nationals.

Dr. Dissanayake who serves on the United Nations/UNCTAD panel as an expert on Ports and Shipping was conferred with the Asian Brand Leadership award by CMO Asia and is a University of Oxford Business Alumni, Fellow of Harvard Business School (EEP) on "Global Economy" and a Fellow of NORAD and JICA.

On the diplomatic front, he is the Honorary Consul General for the Republic of Fiji Islands in Sri Lanka.

Prof. Proshantho K. Mukherjee


Proshanto K Mukherjee is the former Vice Present Research director of Doctoral Programs and ITF Professor of Maritime Safety Environmental Protection at WMU. He served as Co-Director of the WMU/Lund University Joint LLM Program. He is an Honorary Research Fellow of Swansea University SU. Professor of Law at Dalian Maritime University China, Visiting Professor at the Graduate School of Human Resource Development of Chun Ang University South Korea, Visiting Professor of National University of Juridical Sciences, Kolkata, India and the Chancellor of CINEC Campus Colombo, Sri Lanka. He has been doctoral supervisor and examiner for several PH. D candidates around the world.

Professor Mukherjee spent 16 years in a seafaring career which culminated the rank of Master before he entered the legal studies and legal profession. He has served as Senior Advisor, Maritime Policy and International Affairs in the Department of Fisheries and Ocean Canada and later as Senior Deputy Director and Professor of Maritime Law at the International Maritime Law institute in Malta. He was formerly IMO Legal Adviser for the Caribbean Region. He has drafted shipping and marine environmental legislation for over twenty-eight jurisdictions around the world. He is a member of the Canadian Maritime Law Association and of the CMI Working group in Fair Treatment Seafarers.

Prof. Capt. Nalaka Lakmal Jayakody

CoC Class I Master Mariner(Aus),PhD(Cn),MSc (Swe),FNI (UK), FCILT (UK), FIMarEST (UK),CMarTech (UK)
Vice President

Capt Nalaka Jayakody started his career as an officer cadet in 1984 and obtained second officer CoC from the Australian Maritime College in 1989. He obtained his Master Mariner qualification at RMIT, Australia in 1994, and sailed in various types of vessels to over 80 countries in the world and is considered to be an experienced mariner.

Having said good bye to his Maritime career in 1998, Captain Jayakody joined CINEC Campus as a lecturer, and then became Senior Lecturer, Principal Lecturer, Head of department, Dean of Faculty, Director and at present he is the Vice President of the Campus.

Captain Jayakody has not only pursued his professional studies to the highest level possible but successfully continued with academic qualifications to reach the pinnacle. Thus, in 2001 he completed the Master of Science (MSc) degree from World Maritime University, and obtained a Doctor of Science degree in Maritime Affairs from Dalian Maritime University in 2 011. He currently holds a professorial chair in Dalian Maritime University, China.

He is a Fellow of the Nautical Institute, UK; Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport, UK; Fellow of the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology, UK; Chartered Marine Technologist, UK; Member of the International Maritime Lecturers Association, Sweden.