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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2967

Global Park Sri Lanka becomes Marks & Spencer Stores for Sri Lanka, India and Bungladesh

By Quintus Perera - Asian Tribune

Colombo, 13 April, ( Marks & Spencer (M&S), a British centered, global garment giant has selected for the first time in Asia, Sri Lanka’s Global Park – Global Transportation and Logistics (GTL) as their outlet store division to pick, pack and ship operations of garments from Bangladesh, India and Sri Lanka.

M&S has a vast number of garment factories in the Indian sub-continent and GTL functions as its sole warehouse provider.

The launch took place last week at GTL Katunayake and to grace the occasion there were Dr Sarath Amunugama, Minister of Enterprises Development and Investment Promotion, Prof Lakshman R Watawala, Chairman, BOI and Ravi Karunanayake MP and CEO, GTL.

Speaking at the occasion Dr Amunugama said that being a small country Sri Lanka cannot think big, but in this highly competitive world, the country must identify and take advantage of its strengths, such as the location – only a very few countries could offer such a vast expanse of land so close to the international airport with all the modern facilities.

He said if such land is available in Singapore or in Hong Kong there would be multi-billion projects. He said “So we have to capitalize these advantages”. He said that our people are also another strength as they are not second to anywhere in the world. The hub status in the region is also another advantage that could be exploited.

Global Park is a 400,000 sq ft purpose built state of the art warehousing complex conveniently located a few kilometers from the Katunayake International Airport with equal easy access to the Colombo Port. It operates as one stop shop for end to end logistics by providing regional and global facilities in transportation combined with local value added logistic services.

GTL also offers a huge Garment on Hangers (GOH) facility for over two million garments, the largest in the country, combined with the most modern vacuum packing plant, finishing and consolidating services.

- Asian Tribune -

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