30.01.2013 in Expolanka by admin 0

Winning Comes Naturally at Expolanka

In December 2012, Expolanka Holdings was recognized by the LMD Top Listed Entities as one of the Top 15 companies in Sri Lanka; similarly in October 2012, by Business Today as one of the top 25 companies in Sri Lanka. This accolade capped off a magnificent year for the diversified conglomerate. 2012 was a year of achievements and Expolanka companies won award after award during the course of the year.


  • CarbonNeutral® Certification – 23rd May 2012

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Expolanka Freight became Sri Lanka’s first-ever CarbonNeutral® Freight & Logistics Company when it was awarded a CarbonNeutral® Certification. The award reaffirms the company’s position as a trailblazer in the Sri Lankan transport sector and is yet another step to reduce the environmental impact of the Expolanka group.
Head of Marketing, Corporate Communications & CSR for Expolanka Holdings PLC Paddy Weerasekera says that,

“It is also all about Expolanka becoming a more responsible corporate citizen, while ensuring that we reap the benefits of being a sustainable, ethical and eco-friendly business entity”.

  • Arc Awards – 20th September 2012


Expolanka Holdings PLC, walked away with the Best of Category, Grand Award for the year 2011 in Green/Environmentally Sound Annual Reports winning the Gold award from among 2200 entries from 32 countries at the 26th ARC Awards ceremony in New York City. In addition another 3 awards were also received for the report which included Gold – Non Traditional Annual Report, Bronze Cover Design and Honours for Printing & Production

For over a quarter of a century, The MerComm Annual Report Competition — the ARC Awards — has been the most anticipated Annual Report event of the year. The awards are globally recognised, providing a platform for the highest standards in the annual report industry.

The competition is open to all organisations and individuals involved in the process of producing annual reports for publicly held or privately owned companies, government agencies, associations, and not-for-profit organisations. The ARC Awards Competition is unique in that each annual report is judged against itself, based on its success in communicating its company’s story. Judging is based not on corporate profitability or expensive production but on the values of creativity, clarity, effectiveness and excellence.

  • National Chamber of Exporters Awards – 28th September 2012

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Expolanka Limited is the pioneer exporter of Sri Lanka’s fresh fruits and vegetables. Therefore it was fitting that the company was awarded two gold awards at the National Chamber of Exporters Awards Ceremony for the Year. It won the awards for the ‘Extra Large Category for Value Added Agriculture – Coconut based Products’ and the ‘Most Outstanding Exporter Gold Award for Value Added Agriculture Exports’. At the same award ceremony, Expolanka Freight was again honoured with the Silver Award in the ‘Extra- Large Service Provider Category’.

Hello Corp the first ever BOI approved BPO company in Sri Lanka was recognized for its pioneering efforts with the Merit Award in the ‘Export of Business and Professional Services – Small Category’.

The National Chamber of Exporters of Sri Lanka (NCE), which is the only private sector Chamber serving Sri Lankan exporters, conducts the Annual Export Awards Ceremony to recognize and motivate Sri Lankan exporters on their export achievements.

  • The World Travel Awards – 18th October 2012

Winning Comes Naturally

AkquaSun Holidays India, an Expolanka Company, won the coveted ‘Asia’s Fastest Growing Destination Management Company 2012’ award at the World Travel Awards (WTA) ceremony. AkquaSun Holidays is a B2B destination management network company that is primarily mandated with attracting traffic from emerging markets like India, Russia, Middle East, and China, it is part of the travel and leisure cluster of the Expolanka Group.

The WTA awards program, hailed as the ‘Oscars of the travel industry’ by the global media, highlights and rewards those travel brands that have made the greatest contribution to the industry over the past year.


  • SLIM Brand Excellence Awards – 10th November 2012


Expolanka Freight clinched dual awards at the glittering SLIM Brand Excellence Awards 2012. It won Silver for ‘B2B Brand of the Year’ and Bronze for ‘CSR Brand of the Year’. The CEO of Expolanka Freight, Jagath Pathirana, was overjoyed at winning the award,

“With very simple beginnings in the freight and logistics industry we are indeed proud today to be a local company which has spread its wings globally to as many as 16 countries. We are elated to be recognized for our efforts in marketing and branding as a B2B-Service company among many other reputed product and service brands. This will no doubt motivate us all to further continue our commitment to this industry”

SLIM Brand Excellence is the flagship event in the country’s corporate calendar, conducted by the apex body for marketing in the country, the Sri Lanka Institute of Marketing.

  • 21st World Brand Excellence Awards – 5th December 2012


Expolanka Holdings and Expo Freight won international acclaim at the glittering 21st World Brand Excellence awards ceremony held in Mumbai, India. Expolanka Holdings PLC was bestowed with the prestigious award for social marketing in recognition of its work carried out in the area of CSR while Expo Freight was presented with the award for brand excellence in logistics.

The World Brand Excellence awards is the single largest rendezvous of the best brains behind some of the world’s most successful and sought after brands. With a membership embracing 100 countries across the globe, it is committed to raising the standards of marketing and brand management across all industries in Asia and the world.

  • National Business Excellence Awards- 10th December 2012
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Expolanka Holdings PLC and Expo Freight were garlanded with more acclaim when they clinched two gold awards for ‘Best Global Reach’ and ‘Logistics & Transport’ at the esteemed National Business Excellence Awards 2012. Expolanka Holdings was also bestowed with the prestigious silver award in the ‘Diversified Group of Companies’ category.

The National Business Excellence Awards is the annual award competition conducted by the National Chamber of Commerce of Sri Lanka (NCCSL). It is conducted with a view of recognizing business enterprises, which have demonstrated excellence in business while contributing to the economic progress of the country.

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