The Express and Airmail service which was under the Postal Department, has been handed over to the Civaro cargo company, which is affiliated to the Hayles Group. The Agreement for this business deal was effective from January 01.The Civaro Company is listed under the Hayles Advantis Limited Company.
Earlier DHL cargo company wanted to take over this service but was opposed by the postal services workers.
According to the President of the Lanka Postal Services Union, these services were handed over by the Secretary to the Ministry of Posts on the 1st of January, 2013 to Civaro, with Cabinet approval.
The union in a press release states that postal items are stuck in Singapore and the Katunayake airport, according to the release and want the agreement with Civaro be abolished, failing which, they would resort to trade union action.