(LANKAPUVATH | COLOMBO) – The Sri Lanka Logistics and Freight Forwarders’ Association (SLFFA), the apex body for the industry in Sri Lanka, will host the National Logistics Awards, which is a prestigious national-level awards ceremony for the logistics industry, on the 23rd of March 2022, at the Main Ballroom of the Shangri-La Hotel Colombo. The National Logistics Awards (NLA) will appreciate and recognize industry stakeholders who have made significant contributions to the logistics industry, while also celebrating significant achievements within the industry. The Chief Guest at the event will be the Hon. Prime Minister, Mahinda Rajapaksa, and more than 40 awards across 6 main categories, along with recognition awards, will be presented.
The National Logistics Awards 2022 has been endorsed by 28 organizations and bodies including the Ministry of Ports and Shipping, Sri Lanka Ports Authority, Sri Lanka Customs, Airport and Aviation Services Sri Lanka, Sri Lankan Airlines and the Sri Lanka Shippers Council, along with educational institutes such as CINEC Campus. Applicants will be judged and assessed by an eminent panel of judges composed of reputed and well-recognized individuals in the field of logistics, from the private sector, public sector and academia. The panel is headed by Professor Lalith Edirisinghe, Dean of the Faculty of Management and Social Sciences at the CINEC Campus, and will rely on assessment tools such as the Logistics Performance Index (LPI), along with other metrics such as quality of service, competence, track & trace capabilities and timeliness of service delivery.
Discussing the new awards programme, Shavindra Dias – Project Chairman of NLA 2022 by SLFFA said, “It’s been quite some time since the industry has been recognised, both collectively and individually, which is why the NLA committee has been working tirelessly alongside the tremendously committed Panel of Judges, empowered by our sponsors and supported by numerous industry related organisations.”
Through the National Logistics Awards, which is intended to be a bi-annual programme, SLFFA intends to recognize and encourage service providers in Sri Lanka’s logistics space, while also creating greater awareness among the youth on this fast-growing industry full of opportunity. As the world emerges from the pandemic, logistics has become one of the most important industries globally. Having worked throughout the challenges and restrictions, the SLFFA believes that the industry is long overdue for much needed recognition of its outstanding achievements.
The Sri Lanka Logistics & Freight Forwarders Association (SLFFA) was established in 1981 with the objective of bringing all freight forwarders and logistics providers under one umbrella, with a view to institutionalize and professionalize the trade. Today the Government, relevant Government agencies and the industry have recognized the SLFFA as the apex body representing the sector. SLFFA’s membership currently comprises over 130 leading freight forwarding and logistics companies in Sri Lanka.