Mr.Kavan Ratnayaka assumes duties as the Chairman, Sri Lanka Ports Authority (SLPA)

Mr.Kavan Ratnayaka has been appointed the new Chairman of Sri Lanka Ports Authority (SLPA). Mr.Ratnayaka assumed duties as the Chairman of Sri Lanka Ports Authority (SLPA) today, 17.01.2019 with blessings of the Triple Gem at the Chairman’s office of SLPA. Speaking at the event,...
Posted On 19 Jan 2019

Deputy Minister of Ports and Shipping assumes duties

The newly appointed Honourable Deputy Minister of Ports and Shipping, Mohamed Abdullah Mohamed Maharoof, MP, assumed duties yesterday, Monday, 14 January 2019. He assumed duties following religious observances. The event was held under the patronage of the Honourable Minister of...
Posted On 16 Jan 2019

Ports and Maritime Affairs Professional as Secretary Ports, Shipping and Southern Development

Dr Parakrama Dissanayake, Chairman, Sri Lanka Ports Authority (SLPA)  was appointed as the Secretary to the Ministry of Ports & Shipping and Southern Development by His Excellency the President Maithripala Sirisena, on 21 December 2018.
Posted On 28 Dec 2018

Hayleys Advantis Unveils Sri Lanka’s Largest Distribution Hub

Hayleys Advantis Limited ceremonially unveiled Sri Lanka’s largest distribution hub – Advantis 3PL Plus Logistics City – in Kotugoda, Ja-ela recently. This is part of the company’s strategic capacity building and expansion efforts aimed at serving its clients better through...
Posted On 20 Dec 2018

CICT to enhance Colombo Port’s deep water capacity by March 2019

Announces addition of 2 new mega QGCs, 6 RTGs & 12 Prime Movers to enable handling of 22,000+ TEU vessels Colombo International Container Terminals (CICT) has announced a significant equipment addition that will enhance the terminal’s deep water capacity and make Colombo one...
Posted On 16 Dec 2018

EFL facilitates significant cross-border logistics movement between Bangladesh and India

EFL achieved a significant milestone in cross-border trade by creating a tailor-made logistics solution and acting as the key facilitator to handle the very first bonded Cross-Border Land-Air Transshipment, on behalf of a leading European retail brand. This alternative efficient...
Posted On 08 Dec 2018

Remarkable Growth of Cruise Ships at Port of Colombo

A remarkable growth of the cruise ships calling at the Port of Colombo has been reported in this year. According to the records of the Sri Lanka Ports Authority, 45 cruise ships have been called at Port of Colombo in last 10 months of this year which is 28.8 % increasement...
Posted On 04 Dec 2018

Oki Doki to Transform the Digital Transportation Sphere in the Country

Introducing increased efficiency, optimization, speed and timing to transport management and merchant delivery, Expolanka Holdings PLC invests in ‘Oki Doki’, a one-stop digital transportation solutions provider. The Company provides holistic transportation management and...
Posted On 29 Nov 2018


The state owned Jaya Container Terminal (JCT) of Sri Lanka Ports Authority (SLPA), witnessed the highest growth of 23.3% in transshipment container throughput for the first nine months (from January to September) in 2018 as against the corresponding period in 2017. During the...
Posted On 12 Nov 2018

Emirates SkyCargo transported close to a quarter of Sri Lanka’s total air exports in 2017-18

  From fresh fish to delicate flowers, Emirates SkyCargo helps carry a microcosm of the country to the world Many of Sri Lanka’s exports are colourful, tasty or fragrant and must arrive at their destinations on time and in pristine condition, a service Emirates SkyCargo...
Posted On 24 Oct 2018

Nabeel Hamza creates history – tops global shipping academic rankings

A Sri Lankan emerged with the top marks in the world across two subjects in the 2017/18 academic year examinations conducted by the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers, UK (ICS UK). Nabeel Hamza will be felicitated together with his fellow graduates at an award ceremony conducted...
Posted On 06 Oct 2018

Advantis Engineering Builds State-Of-The-Art School in Batticaloa Utilizing Upcycled Shipping Containers

Advantis Engineering, a subsidiary of Hayleys Advantis Limited, recently completed the design, construction and installation of the first school to be built out of shipping containers – The Headway School of Languages in Batticaloa. Utilizing the company’s innovative space...
Posted On 03 Oct 2018