Logistics Conference to set Lanka on right track By Sunimalee Dias View(s): View(s):Sri Lanka is hoping its logistics industry could be doubled capturing a significant space through the expansion of the ports and this is the main aim of holding the two-day Colombo International Logistics Conference scheduled on August 1. “We are promoting warehousing and distribution hub” for Sri Lanka through this conference, he explained. Sri Lanka Ports Authority (SLPA) Chairman Kavan Ratnayaka said that logistics is a key part of the master plan for the Colombo Port. At the same meeting, Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau (SLTPB) Chairman Kishu Gomes said that Sri Lanka saw a 70 per cent drop in arrivals in May compared to the same month last year. Sri Lanka Logistics and Freight Forwarders Association (SLLFFA) Jagath Pathirana said that they ensured the supply chain continued to function even with air freight as there was a good infrastructure and workforce in place.
Source: Sunday Times June 08, 2019 19:12 UTC