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To be an adept and credible aviation safety regulator assuring safe skies for all.


To facilitate through strategic planning and effective regulation, the operation of a safe, secure, efficient, regular and environmentally friendly national civil aviation system that conforms to International Standards and Recommended Practices and national legislative requirements.


‘Safe and Efficient Skies for All’


The airspace above us is a public asset with vast potential for socio-economic development that needs to be managed for the progress and prosperity of the country and posterity of the nation.


  • To achieve or exceed safety and security outcome targets;
  • To be appropriately resourced;
  • To be professional and competent;
  • To attain wide credibility and recognition;
  • To sustain or enhance its achievements;
  • To achieve the highest level of productivity in everything being done;
  • To maintain high degree of compliance with the International Standards and Recommended Practices;
  • To be a strong facilitator for planning and development of civil aviation.


  • Improved and consistent implementation of statutory functions and fulfillment of social obligations in conformity with the applicable International Standards and Recommended Practices;
  • Identification and implementation of solutions to significant aviation problems;
  • Introduction of specific culture change initiatives;
  • Working in co-operation and partnership with the Aviation Industry;
  • Operating in a transparent and consistent manner and communicating effectively both externally and internally;
  • Maintaining the effectiveness and consistency of all documents, materials, and internal procedures.


  • The CAASL and its employees shall;
  • Assign the top priority and importance to aviation safety and promote safety culture;
  • Excel in the services being provided to the CAASL clientele;
  • Have a ‘can do’ attitude in everything being undertaken;
  • Aim to be reliable, realistic and consistent;
  • Be willing and able to change in pursuit of continuous improvement;
  • Work together to achieve success;
  • Be open, honest and transparent;
  • Promote efficiency, productivity and regularity in everything being done;
  • Trust and respect colleagues thereby uphold teamwork;
  • Value everyone’s contribution;
  • Recognize social responsibilities and obligations;
  • Enjoy what is being done;
  • Take pride in the professional approach;
  • Have a balanced home and work environment.

CAASL’s Immediate Targets

  • To prevent fatal accidents in the commercial aviation sector;
  • To prevent hijacking and unlawful interference in civil aviation;
  • To prevent general aviation accidents;
  • To prevent fatal aviation related accidents on ground at airports;
  • To reduce accidents in engineering/maintenance workshops;
  • To minimize aviation occurrences
  • To support minimizing delays in on–time departures;
  • To enable air travel affordable to people of average class;
  • To encourage improving the quality of service in air travel;
  • To facilitate minimizing congestion and expedite passenger processing at airports, whilst being mindful of the security requirements;
  • To help minimizing operational cost in the air transportation and eliminate waste;
  • To help minimizing adverse effects of aviation on the environment;
  • To educate school children on the potential benefits of civil aviation;
  • To prepare Next General Aviation Professionals

Expected Outcome

  • Fulfilment of the State’s international obligations in the field of civil aviation and constant implementation and enforcement of International Standards and Recommended Practices registering very high level of effective implementation of SARPS;
  • International recognition of the civil aviation system of Sri Lanka which is free from embargoes / restrictions and avoidance Significant Safety Concerns being raised by the ICAO against the State’s aviation system;
  • Enhanced Safety, security, efficiency and regularity in civil aviation and consequential public confidence in the air transport system; and
  • Optimum use of Sri Lanka airspace for the well-being of the citizens of Sri Lanka;
  • Socio-economic development of the country;
  • Prevention of economic waste caused by unreasonable competition;
  • Improved access and mobility of people and goods by air
  • Dependable services in the field of civil aviation;
  • Education of school children in the field of civil aviation;
  • Promotion of all aspects of civil aeronautics;
  • Protecting and promoting public health;
  • Proper legal framework for effective regulation and enforcement;
  • Environmental Sustainability

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A student pilot :-

  • Shall be at least 16 years of age
  • shall hold a student pilot licence (SPL)
  • shall have an appropriate valid medical certificate
  • shall not fly solo unless under the supervision of, or with the authority of, an authorized flight instructor
  • shall not fly solo in an aircraft on an international flight unless by special or general arrangement between DGCA Sri Lanka and the ICAO state concerned.
  • All applicants for flying training shall be subjected to security screening and shall obtain Security Clearance.

Requirements and the procedure for the Application:-

  • Enroll with an Approved Flying Training Organization (ATO).
  • Obtain Class 1 or 2 Medical Certificate from CAASL.
  • Obtain Security Clearance report.
  • Register with the computerized Licensing System through – CAASL Licensing System
  • Create the user profile.
  • Submit the SPL issuance application form.
  • Attach the following documents to the application.
    • Copy of Birth Certificate
    • Copy of National Identity Card / Passport
    • Copy of Educational Certificates
    • Enrollment letter from ATO
  • If you need any assistance to create the profile or add new application, press the “Help” button.

Visit the Training Organization & Personnel Licensing (TOPL) Section with the original documents and completed counter checklist. Make the relevant payment to commence the process of evaluation of the application.

Application will not be processed unless the applicant produce all required original certificates /documents to TOPL section of CAASL and make the relevant payments.

Application/Document submission time: 9.00 am – 12.30 pm
Document Collection time: 1.30 pm – 3.30 pm

More detailed requirements can be found in Implementing Standard 72 and SLCAP 3010

Click here for frequently asked questions on SPL.

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