Dr. Priyath B. Wickrama

Priyath Wickrama

Phd (UK) in Operations Management, MSc (UK) in Project Management, PGD in Energy Technology, BSc (Hons) in Mechanical Engineering.


Dr. Wickrama is a renowned maritime professional who currently offering his consultancy in maritime projects and investments. He acted as the youngest chairman of Sri Lanka Ports Authority from 2008 to 2015, creating influence to the development of maritime sector in South Asia. He led the two mega port development projects carried out in Sri Lanka; Colombo Port Expansion Project and Hambantota Port Development Project successfully from the inception, by proving invaluable contribution with his technical, analytical, project management and leadership skills.

He has hands on experience in implementing new container terminal management system which was efficaciously executed in Jaye Container Terminal, Port of Colombo. He is equipped with highest academic qualifications of PhD in Operations Management and Bsc (Honours) in Mechanical Engineering which was blended with his outstanding management skills. His proficiencies were recognized internationally which he held critical positions of international maritime platforms as 3rd Vice President of Asia/Oceania Region and Committee Member of IAPH. He was awarded the Young Person in Shipping Trade Award by Seatrade in 2013 & 2011 and Most Outstanding Citizen Award for the contribution in economic development in 2011 & 2010.