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Aviation Division (Ministry of Ports, Shipping and Aviation)

Who we are?

Ministry of Ports, Shipping and Aviation was established under the Extraordinary Gazette No. 2289/43 dated 22nd July 2022.

Position Sri Lanka as the leading air transport hub in the region.

To make air transport services efficient, safe, and user-friendly with a view to improve the efficiency of the relevant economic sectors.

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The Cabinet approval was obtained to sign the Air Services Agreement between Sri Lanka and the Netherlands

The Cabinet of Ministers approved the Cabinet Memorandum on 21st March 2022 which was submitted by the Hon. Minister of Tourism to sign the Air Services Agreement with the objective of further enhancing the relationship between the two countries on aviation sector activities. This initiative will further enhance tourism, education, trade, investment, agriculture and cultural ties between Sri Lanka and the Netherlands  

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Expansion of Air Law in Sri Lanka

The Cabinet Approval was received on 13th December 2021 for the Cabinet Memorandum No. 21/2073/327/058 and dated 26.11.2021 submitted by the Hon. Minister of Tourism on the Accession to the Protocol to amend the Convention on Offences and Certain Other Acts Committed on Board Aircraft (Montreal Protocol 2014) in Sri Lanka.  

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Certification of Colombo International Airport, Ratmalana for international flying

Colombo International Airport, Ratmalana, the fourth international airport of Sri Lanka was certified as an International Aerodrome by the Civil Aviation Authority of Sri Lanka with effect from 27th March 2022.  

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FITS Aviation (Pvt) Limited was designated as a carrier permitted to operate international scheduled all-cargo services under the Singapore - Sri Lanka Air Services Agreement.

FITS Aviation (Pvt) Limited which is Sri Lanka's largest private airline was designated to operate scheduled all-cargo services to Singapore under the Air Services Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Singapore and the Government of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka for air services between and beyond their respective territories signed on 29 August 1985 (Singapore - Sri Lanka ASA).  

Service Details

You will have to rely on ground transportation due to a lack of domestic flying options in Sri Lanka. Traveling in Sri Lanka is most commonly accomplished by public transportation such as trains and busses.

Sri Lanka Travel - Transport 
Sri Lanka Railway

Get your hired ride by clicking following links with Pick Me or Uber which are popularly used in Sri Lanka.

PickMe - Android | IOS 

Uber - Android | IOS 

Our domestic flights in Sri Lanka fly to Colombo City (Waters Edge, Kotte), Bentota, Dickwella, Koggala, Kandy, Castlereagh, Sigiriya, Batticaloa, and Trincomalee from Bandaranaike International Airport and/ or Colombo International Airport, Ratmalana. On request, luxury charter and scenic flights around the island are also available.

Air Taxi 
Domestic Air

The public has the ability to get an insight over any renowned aviation/ pilot training schools which are licensed under Civil Aviation Authority of Sri Lanka.

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Department of Immigration and Emigration regulates the entry and exit of persons, and provide citizenship services, while safeguarding the nation's security & social order. Click here to get access to the general notifications and procedures.

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Air cargo services can be hired from SriLankan Airlines and/ or FitsAir.

SriLankan Cargo 
Fits Air

Reach us

Aviation Division (Ministry of Ports, Shipping and Aviation),
30th Floor,
West Tower World Trade Center,
Colombo 01.