Who We Are

A Partner That Can Truly Cater To All Your Logistics Needs

We are a member of the Hayleys Advantis Group, the Transportation and Logistics arm of diversified blue chip conglomerate Hayleys PLC. Drawing strength from our parent company Hayleys Advantis, we are fully geared to understand the businesses and the needs of our many diverse clients better than ever.
Established under the finance act of 2013, free zone was born from a need to establish Sri Lanka as the gateway to the sub continent and world. We encapsulate the expertise and experience accumulated over 50+ years in the field of supply chain management, 3PL and value added services, brought together under one roof to offer a comprehensive global and regional distribution, storage and value added services hub based in Sri Lanka.

Bridging Boundaries…

‘Bridging Boundaries’ may mean crossing borders or countries in logistics. But for us at Advantis Free Zone it means so much more.
Yes we do “logistics” and we do it very well  after all we have great lineage. As part of Hayleys Advantis, Logistics is in our DNA and we are committed to bridge boundaries to delight all our stake holders. So for us ‘Bridging Boundaries’ signify our promise.
To our customers and their customers, we are committed to provide end to end customized logistic solutions for customers ensuring utmost focus and care when it comes to service delivery. Our customers are not merely a transactional facility user but a partner. We are committed to provide logistic solutions to bridge boundaries to ensure we add value to our customers supply chains.
To our country and our world a promise to work with all stake holders to make the world a smaller place and connected in unity. We are all in it together and we will  bridge boundaries together. So take a leap and come experience what Advantis Free Zone has to offer and bridge boundaries together!

Our Purpose


We believe in providing inspired solutions for the complex and diverse needs of our stakeholders, connecting people with growth opportunities and enriching every life we touch by going beyond…

Company History

Hayleys Advantis’s roots go back to 1878 and the formation of Chas P. Hayley & Co. in the Southern port of Galle. Hayleys Limited is the result of British industrialist, Charles Pickering Hayley’s vision and wisdom. Nonetheless Hayleys Advantis emerged much later – in 1958 – initially as the shipping division of Hayleys Limited. In the 1960’s, Chas P. Hayley & Co. (Lighters) took over the shipping agency business of the Hayleys Group.

The company initially functioned as a steamer agency for the Dutch shipping line – Holland Burma Bengal Line, the precursor to the Nedlloyd of today. Chas P. Hayley Limited continued to act as agents for Nedlloyd until the 1971 merger of Dutch shipping companies compelled a change of agents. It was the implementation of the local Licensing of Shipping Agents Act of 1972 that eventually resulted in the formation of Hayleys Advantis Agencies. This Act prohibited exporters from acting as shipping agents. Even at that time Hayleys Limited was one of the biggest exporters of Sri Lankan products. Thus on 27th of December 1972, Maritime Agencies Limited was

Advantis Spirit

We at Advantis believe that to be a great organisation that delivers outstanding and growing results consistently over time, we need to be powered and driven by deep rooted principles that make it possible to do just that.

The fundamental principle to achieve this we believe is to increasingly make a meaningful difference and be attractive to our key stake holders (current and potential) be they employees, customers, suppliers, principals, business partners, financiers, Governmental authorities and communities we operate in.

To build these strong and vibrant relationships we will always conduct our affairs with honour & integrity in an environment of openness & trust, displaying great humility at all times to assure mutual benefit in a socially responsible manner.

Enthused by these ideals, our inspired and passionate people enrich our spectrum of logistics businesses with unparalleled service excellence, innovative solutions and continual improvement, striving always to go beyond…