SriLankan Cargo expands authorised agents countrywide

Monday, 28 March 2011 00:00 -     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

SriLankan Cargo opened its first Cargo Authorised Agents office in the Southern Province, in its capital city Galle recently.

The office on Matara Road, Katugoda, Galle, was jointly opened by Cargo Sales Manager, SriLankan Airlines, Mahiman Yapa and CEO of Trico Maritime Milton Kuruppu.

At a simple inauguration ceremony the traditional oil lamp was lit by Superintendent Customs, Nimal Premachandra, Cargo Sales Manager, Mahiman Yapa, Senior Cargo Marketing Executive, SriLankan Airlines, Mrs Clare Wijesinhe, Customer Services Manager, SriLankan Airlines Galle,  Sumith Wijeratne,  CEO Trico Maritime, Milton Kuruppu and Manger Trico Warehouse, Galle, Lalith Nandana. Leading members of the business community in Galle were also present.

Cargo Sales Manager SriLankan Airlines, Yapa said: “It was a significant day as SriLankan Cargo was able to spread its wings to the  Southern Province of Sri Lanka with the opening its first Cargo Authorized Agent’s Office in Galle as a result of longstanding excellent business relationship shared between the two companies. “

Yapa also said that it would be a great opportunity for residents in the region to use the airline’s “Bag it” concept by simply handing over their shipments of personal effects, gift items and small parcels to the Galle Office for transporation to Colombo by Trico, minimising the inconvenience of travelling up to  Colombo or Katunayake Airport offices for these shipments.  He also said that SriLankan Cargo will expand its offices around the Island in the near future. The airline’s first authorised cargo agents office was opened in Jaffna.

 Senior Manager Cargo (Worldwide Sales & Marketing) Ali Kamil, said that this new service while fulfilling the need of residents with improved customer convenience will also lead to enhanced revenue for the Airline.    CEO of Trico Maritime Kuruppu, said the opening of this office is not only a very big achievement for Trico but would also benefit  the air cargo trade in Southern Sri Lanka.