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Expolanka freight expands operations to Hambantota

Expolanka Freight Pvt Ltd, one of Sri Lanka’s largest freight forwarders and a subsidiary of Expolanka Holdings PLC, recently opened a new branch in Hambantota. The new office facility comes in the wake of Expolanka Freight announcing its partnership with SriLankan Airlines, taking on the role as their Authorized Cargo Agent, to handle logistics and cargo services in Hambantota. The new branch was opened by Azmi Thassim, Director General of the Chamber of Commerce (Hambantota district), Mahiman Yapa, Cargo Sales Manager of SriLankan Airlines, Jagath Pathirane, Director / CEO, and Gazzali Arifeen, Director of Expolanka Freight.

The new Expolanka Freight branch will be located half a kilometre from the seaport on Suriyawewa Road and will provide total logistics and cargo handling solutions in the Hambantota district for SriLankan Airlines, while also expanding Expolanka’s access points within Sri Lanka to the benefit of its customers, the company said.

Expolanka Freight Director/CEO, Jagath Pathirane said, “The opening of an additional Expolanka Freight branch in the fast developing district of Hambantota will tap into a magnitude of potential as the region is crucially located between important ports, Sri Lanka’s second international airport (that is scheduled to open in 2012) and the commercial capital of Colombo. With Hambantota being developed as an increasingly vital entry point to Sri Lanka, alongside the simultaneous expansion of our operations in the district, the demand for cargo and logistics solutions continues to rise, providing a multitude of potential growth opportunities for Expolanka Freight and its loyal clientele.”

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