DAY 1   12TH DECEMBER 2012
  Arrival of foreign participants to Light House Hotel, Galle, Sri Lanka
1900 Ice Breaker Dinner for Foreign Participants.
 
DAY 2   13TH DECEMBER 2012
0845 - 0915 Registration of participants
0920 All participants to be seated in “Eddystone Hall”, for the conference
0925 Arrival of VIP’s and Opening Ceremony
   
INAUGURAL SESSION
0930-0940 Welcome Remarks by Vice Admiral                             JSK Colombage, RSP, VSV, USP, rcds, psc - Commander of the Sri Lanka Navy
0940-1000 Keynote Address by Mr. Gotabaya Rajapaksa - Secretary, Ministry of Defence & Urban Development of Sri Lanka.
1000-1045 Coffee Break
   
SESSION - 1
1045 -1050 Introduction of Hon. Professor GL Peiris, (M.P.), Minister of External Affairs of Sri Lanka by Vice Admiral JSK Colombage, RSP, VSV, USP, rcds, psc - Commander of the Sri Lanka Navy
1050-1115 Speech by Hon. Professor GL Peiris, (M.P.), Minister of External Affairs of Sri Lanka
1115-1120 Introduction of Moderator by the compere
(Moderator – Vice Admiral (retd.)  Anup Singh - National Maritime Foundation, New Delhi, India)
1120-1125 Introduction of Vice Admiral Ray Griggs, AO, CSC, Chief of Royal Australian Navy by Vice Admiral JSK Colombage, RSP, VSV, USP, rcds, psc - Commander of the Sri Lanka Navy
1125-1145 Speech by Vice Admiral Ray Griggs, AO, CSC, Chief of Royal Australian Navy on “Role of Navies in Collective Prosperity”
1145-1150 Introduction of Speaker by the Moderator
1150-1210 Paper by Vice Admiral RK Dhowan, PVSM, AVSM, YSM, the Vice Chief of the Naval Staff, Indian Navy on “Partnership Building to Shape Future Maritime Cooperation – India’s Role”
1210-1240 Discussion
1240-1245 Final Comments by the Moderator
1245-1415 Lunch at “Cinnamon Room”
 
SESSION - 2
1415-1420 Introduction of Speaker by the Moderator
(Moderator – Dr Rohan Perera- Former Legal Adviser, Ministry of External Affairs, Sri Lanka Chairman UN Ad Hoc Committee on Measures to Eliminate International Terrorism,)
1420-1450 Paper by Vice Admiral  Su Zhiqian – Commander of the East Sea Fleet, PLA Navy, China on “Deepen Common Recognition, Strengthen Cooperation and Safeguard Maritime Security Together
1450-1455 Introduction of Speaker by the Moderator
1455-1525 Paper by Vice Admiral Muhammad Zakaullah,HI (M) - Commander Pakistan Fleet (COMPAK), Karachi, Pakistan Navy on “Important Areas to Consider Enhance Maritime Security for a Secure Indian Ocean
1525-1555 Coffee Break
1555-1600 Introduction of Speaker by the Moderator
1600-1630 Paper by Commodore Stuart Mayer, CSC and Bar, Commodore Warfare, Royal Australian Navy on “The Importance to Australia of the Indian Ocean and Maritime Strategic Cooperation”
1630-1650 Discussion
1650-1700 Final Comments by the Moderator
1900-2200 Banquet at “Cardamom Café”                                
Chief Guest – Hon. Mahinda Samarasinghe,(M.P.), Minister of Plantation of Sri Lanka & Special Envoy of H.E the President on Human Rights
   
DAY 3   14TH DECEMBER 2012
SESSION - 3
0930-0935 Introduction of Speaker by the Moderator
(Moderator – Commodore Stuart Mayer, CSC and Bar, Commodore Warfare, Royal Australian Navy)
0935-1005 Paper by Rear Admiral RC Wijegunaratne,WV, RWP, RSP,USP,ndc,psn - the Commander Eastern Naval Area, Sri Lanka  Navy on “Maritime Security Concerns in the Indian Ocean; Sri Lanka’s Perception of Overcoming Challenges”
1005-1010 Introduction of Speaker by the Moderator
1010-1035 Presentation by Mr Yan Lijin, Director of South Asia Studies Centre of Development Research Center of the State Council of China and President of CETC on “Strategic Importance of Modern Technology in Building a Maritime Security
1035-1105 Coffee Break
1105-1110 Introduction of Speaker by the Moderator
1110-1135 Presentation by Dr Ashok K Behuriya, of Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses, New Delhi, India on “Cooperation in Indian Ocean an Indian Perspective”
1135-1155 Discussion
1155-1200 Final Comments by the Moderator
1200-1330 Lunch at “Cinnamon Room”
 
SESSION – 4
1330-1335 Introduction of Speaker by the Moderator
(Moderator – Mr. Chris Dharmakirti, Director, Strategic Enterprise Management Agency, Sri Lanka)
1335-1405 Paper by Commodore Syed Abu Mansur Arshadul Abedin, ndc, psc Assistant Chief of Naval Staff (Material), Bangladesh Navy on “Concerns and Challenges in Harnessing Ocean Resources – Way Forward”
1405-1425 Discussion
1425-1430 Comments by the Moderator
1430-1500 Coffee Break
1500-1505 Introduction of Speaker by the Moderator
1505-1535 Paper by Rear Admiral Dato Pahlawan Mohomad Roslan Bin Mohomad Ramli, Commander Naval Region 1, Royal Malaysian Navy, on “Enhancing Interoperability & Cooperation in a Complex Maritime Security Environment: The RMN Experience
1535-1555 Discussion
1555-1600 Comments by the Moderator
1600-1605 Introduction of Speaker by the Moderator
1605-1635 Paper by Professor Rohan Gunarathna, Head of International Centre for Political Violence and Terrorism Research, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore on “The Role of LTTE in People, Arms and Drug Smuggling”
1635-1655 Discussion
1655-1700 Final Comments by the Moderator 
1700-1715 Concluding Remarks by Vice Admiral                        JSK Colombage, RSP, VSV, USP, rcds, psc - Commander of the Sri Lanka Navy
1715 “Galle Dialogue 2012” Maritime Conference adjourns
   
DAY 4    15TH DECEMBER 2012
0800 Foreign participants proceed for conducted Sightseening tour.(Optional)
1700 Foreign participants commence departure formalities.
 
DRESS
Ice Breaker - Smart Casual
Inaugural Session and Session 1 to 4 - National/ Lounge Suit/ No 5A or equivalent for service officers
Banquet - National/ Lounge Suit/ Red Sea Rig
Excursion - Casual
       
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