The Sri Lanka Society for Transport & Logistics (SLSTL) was set up in 2014 to create a professional environment to discuss the issues in Transport and Logistics sector and to recommend sustainable solutions to improve the sector. Furthermore, it aims to promote research and development in collaboration with the industries to develop Sri Lanka as a true logistics hub. Those who have obtained post graduate qualifications in transport & logistics field and those who are actively engaged in professional and research work in the respective areas of specialization are part of this professional institute.
On 15th September 2015, the STSTL was admitted to the Eastern Asia Society for Transport Studies (EASTS) as its 19th domestic member. Domestic Societies in all ASEAN countries are members of EASTS which is widely held as the most prestigious research society for transport & logistics in Asia. Thus Sri Lanka now belongs to one of the most well established and re-known transport research societies in Asia.
The inaugural International Conference on Research for Transport & Logistics Industry (R4TLI) was held in association with the Chartered Institute of Transport & Logistics on 3rd and 4th June 2016 in Colombo.
The scope covered by the Sri Lanka Society of Transport & Logistics will include any area falling within the movements of passengers or goods through any mode of transport as well as any area of logistical support for this function. As such sub-sectors such as aviation, public transport, land transport, freight transport, maritime transport, warehousing and supply chain management will be considered as core areas of transport & logistics. Support areas of Information and Communication Technology, Economics, Engineering, Physical Sciences, Management, Mathematics, may also be considered as applicable on as the case may be.