Financial Times

Ceyline maritime campus in Jaffna

By Duruthu Edirimuni Chandrasekera

The Ceyline Group of Companies is planning to start a maritime campus in Jaffna in the near future, according to officials. “We have already sent two delegations to Jaffna and found that there is a demand for courses such as marine logistics, maritime training and shipping and logistics in Jaffna,” Captain Ajith Peiris, Group Managing Director Ceyline told the Sunday Times FT.

He said the proposed campus will be a satellite campus which will be affiliated to Ceyline’s Cenec Maritime Campus in Malabe. He said the company is also looking at starting some projects in the IT sector in the peninsula. “We have a memorandum of understanding with a Canadian firm to conduct IT courses based on knowledge process outsourcing. We formed a new company called Revanalytics with this Canadian firm. What we want to do is to bring internationally recognized certification to all Sri Lankans with IT qualifications,” he explained.

Captain Peiris said that Ceyline has branched out into healthcare facilities with a subsidiary called Ceymed and started diagnostic centres a few years ago. “We will start diagnostic centres in Trincomalee through this firm and intend to go to Jaffna as well,” he said.

The company also has plans to go into the leisure industry in the East coast. “We have a building there for company purposes and now we are seriously considering to put up a hotel there,” Captain Peiris said.

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