Modern technology vital to develop transport industry
Harnessing modern technology is vital to develop the transportation
industry in Sri Lanka.
Managing Director of Speedmark Sri Lanka, Sunil Malewana said that
transportation industry by air, sea or rail was an old profession. He
was addressing a ceremony to felicitate Speedmark employees in Colombo.
Malewana said that it wasn't an easy job to provide a good service
and maintain a market with 35 shipping lines and 32 airlines calling at
Colombo. Freight forwarding was also a supportive service linked to
transportation which was centuries old. The Sri Lanka Freight forwarding
business was about 27 years old and Speed Mark was a senior player with
20 years service.
He said when the company was formed twenty years ago it revolved
around the traditional freight forwarding business where cargo was moved
from one port to another. But the overall picture changed drastically
over the years with increased customer demand. The value added service
whilst moving freight had also increased tremendously with modern
IT and logistics have come to play a big way in the business. He said
Speedmark was already working towards a 5 -10 year plan according to
changes taking place in the global market. Speedmark formed 20 years ago
with only seven employees had grown from its humble beginnings to a full
fledged freight forwarding company.
The following employees were felicitated for their outstanding
contribution to the company.
Jagath Abeydeera, Shelton Jayasekara, Lasantha Nanayakkara,
Sooriyarchchige Ratnapala, Ajith Sarathkumara, Oswald Annesley Daniel,
Prasansa Rodrigo, Jayana Wasanthi, Pradeep Priyankara, Priyangika Perera,
Anura Amarasinghe, Samantha Mohotti, Upali Prasantha Roy, Duminda
Rajapaksa, Suresh Pathianage, Lenilton Fonseka, Dilini Perera.