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 Wharf age 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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Bunkering

Bunkering services in SLPA provides efficient services to our valued customers at all times.

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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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Berthing Programme

Vessel
ETA
ST JOHN ARK
1005 05/12

TIGER GOMAN
EX:I IA

UNISEA
0800 06/12

OEL INDIA
0900 06/12

VEGA KAPPA
0400 06/12

BERLIN EXPRESS
0930 06/12

EVER DIAMOND
1200 06/12

OOCL NEW YORK
2330 06/12

ER TOKYO
2030 06/12

MSC NINGBO
0800 07/12

OOCL AMERICA
2130 07/12

MSC CAROLE
EX CICT

ST JOHN ARK
2200 08/12

HC JADE
0700 08/12

TESSA
0900 09/12

EVER DEVELOP
1400 09/12

MSC LUCY
1200 09/12

TIGER GOMAN
2000 09/12

NELSON
0400 10/12

PACIFIC VOYAGER
09/1 2100

FRISIA GOTEBORG
EX. SAGT

MSC ALICE
0600 10/12

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