In a rapidly transformative and competitive regional context, Sri Lanka has aspirations to become South Asia’s leading maritime, logistics and distributions hub. Sri Lanka is geographically well positioned in South Asia, at the crossroads of the fastest growing region of the world. The country’s proximity to many emerging markets has positioned it favourably as a very important hub in the region.
The logistics has the potential to become a driver of the Sri Lankan economy and the country has huge potential for growth in logistic services, but ports are already reaching maximum capacity. Sri Lanka’s target of becoming a multimodal logistics hub providing integrated services and facilities requires physical and information technology infrastructure to ensure a seamless flow from one mode of transportation to another. To attract multimodal transport and logistics operators and maximize the potential of air and sea links to entice more goods to flow through Sri Lanka, rail, air and sea connectivity around the country must be improved in order to expand logistics services.
The following key areas of intervention are priorities to facilitate the implementation of the Strategy
The following is a delineation of the proposed vision and strategic objectives of this Strategy. This vision statement was agreed on by all stakeholders of the Sri Lankan logistics industry.
“Sri Lanka: The Indian Ocean maritime, logistics and distribution hub providing all services and facilities for integrated connectivity”
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