1978 - The Expolanka journey begins with the incorporation of Expolanka (Pvt) Limited, an exporter of fresh produce.
1982 - Ventures into transport sector with Expolanka Freight Ltd. to support the growing apparel industry in Sri Lanka.
1986 - Expolanka diversifies into the airline representation business - establishes International Airline Services (Pvt) Ltd.
1989 - Expolanka Tea (Pvt) Ltd is incorporated as the company begins to add depth to its investment portfolio.
1990 - Expolanka Commodities is established and commences retail and wholesale commodity distribution.
1992 - Freight Operations expands overseas to Bangladesh.
1993 - Enters Herbal Pharmaceuticals market with Bio Extracts and incorporates Neptune Papers.
1994 - The launch of Classic Travel marks Expolanka’s venture into the travel management business.
1995 - The Group moves into a dynamic apparel sector with the establishment of Denshun Industries.
1996 - EFL commences operations in India and Mauritius.
1999 - Virgin Atlantic Passenger, KLM & Czech Airlines grant Cargo GSA’s in Sri Lanka to Expolanka.
Expolanka moves into the education sector forming APIIT Lanka, Expolanka Pharmaceuticals and establishes ﬁrst ever Call Centre Hello Corporation (Pvt) Ltd.
2001 - EFL expands footprint in Africa and Middle East
2004 - Incorporation of Expolanka Plantations, Expolanka Freight (Pty) Ltd (South Africa) and Expolanka Freight Ltd (Kenya).
Rising to the challenge of operating in emerging markets, Expolanka Freight invests in Madagascar and Mauritius.
2005 - Expolanka restructures to establish a holding company and board of directors.
2007 - Expolanka re-launches with a fresh new identity.
2009 - Ventures into local tea market with the launch of T-SIPS, building on an emerging tea and coffee culture in Sri Lanka.
Launch of Sri Lanka’s first perishable logistics company Peri Logistics and destination management company Luxe Asia.
2010 - Divestment of Expo Aviation and Denshun.
2011 - The company embarks on IPO on the Colombo Stock Exchange, and gets listed on the main board.
Acquires a 50% stake in Norfolk (Pvt) Ltd and a 50% stake in Akquasun Holidays, India.
Introduces luxury railway service Expo Rail.
2012 - Expolanka Freight rebrands as EFL and opens offices in USA, China and Hong Kong.
2013 - Fully owned subsidiaries Expolanka Commodities (Pvt) Ltd, Hello-Corp (Pvt) Ltd, Luxe Asia (Pvt) Ltd APIIT and Lanka Premier Foods (Pvt) Ltd are divested under the restructuring strategy.
2014 - SG Holdings acquires a 51% controlling stake in Expolanka Holdings PLC and appoints a new Board of Directors and Chairman.
Expolanka opens the Expo Global Distribution Center, Sri Lanka’s first duty-free zone Freeport warehouse.
Expolanka divests its stake in several companies in the international trade and manufacturing sector.
2015 - A state of the art logistics park of 100,000 square feet opened in Orugodawatte, Sri Lanka.
Expolanka Holdings divests investment in Neptune Papers (Pvt) Ltd.
2016 - SG Holdings acquires a further 16% stake in EH. EFL makes history by transporting cargo from India to Bangladesh via the BBIN Motor Vehicle Agreement.
EFL warehousing facility is accredited as Sri Lanka’s first LEED Gold certified warehouse.
Classic enters into partnership with Funtime.
2017 - Establishment of ITX 360 and further acquisition of EGDC.
2018 - EGDC become EFL Freeport – 2nd Oct 2018
EFL Celebrates New Office in Malaysia – 23rd Oct 2018
EFL Further Expands Operations in South Africa - We setup our second branch in Port Elizabeth