Who We Are

Since 1918, the Port of Colombo had been administered by the Colombo Port Commission, a Government Department which was made responsible for the supply and maintenance of cargo-handling equipment and other infrastructure, pilotage services, docking and slipping. The government had funded all its activities. Stevedoring and shore handling activities were in the hands of several private Wharfage Companies. In 1958, the Port Cargo Corporation was set up to take over these activities performed by a multiplicity of operators. The Port Tally and Protective Services Corporation was formed in 1967 in order to perform on-board tallying and watchmen services on behalf of Agents.

The Sri Lanka Ports Authority was constituted under the provisions of the Sri Lanka Ports Authority Act, No. 15 of 1979 (subsequently amended by Act No. 7 of 1984 and Act No. 35 of 1984) on the 1st of August 1979, effecting the merger of the Colombo Port Commission Department and the two existing statutory Corporations. This resulted in a unified organization with a streamlined structure. The Ports Authority does not receive financial allocations from the government but operates on its own revenue and resources.

  • Progressive Development and maintenance of our state-of-the-art facilities in the Commercial Ports of Sri Lanka
  • Provide uninterrupted effective and efficient Port Services 24/7
  • Maintain high levels of Productivity in order to ensure speedy turnaround of vessels
  • Provide a competitive edge to importers and exporters by ensuring a cost effective, efficient and reliable Service
  • Ensure safety and security of the Port users and Port infrastructure
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Our Valued Services

SLPA with its unique combination of professionalism, technological maturity and expertise enables to assist and provide valued services to our customers at all times.

Terminals

The SLPA is fully equipped with state-of-the-art facilities in all its Terminals for container handling operations.

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Logistics

The modern infrastructure facilities in SLPA-owned CFS support rising Business transportation needs in Sri Lanka.

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Facilities

SLPA Terminals equipped with tomorrow�s technology are geared for handling the rising demand in cargo transportation..

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