2022.10.12 - National Carrier, SriLankan Airlines Limited has qualified to obtain the Ground Handling License for providing the ground handling services at Sri Lanka airports for first time.
The Ground Handling Department of SriLankan Airlines was certified by the Civil Aviation Authority of Sri Lanka (CAASL) to provide line maintenance facilities at BIA after full filling the necessary requirements.
2022.09.27 - Lakwin Aviation (Pvt) Ltd was certified by the Civil Aviation Authority of Sri Lanka (CAASL) to provide domestic commercial civil passenger & cargo transport services after full filling the necessary requirements.
2022.08.30 - The Ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Iran, H.E. Hashem Ashjazadeh called on the Chairman of Civil Aviation Authority of Sri Lanka (CAASL) Mr. Upul Dharmadasa on 30th August 2022 at the CAASL.
2022.08.23 - The Royal Thailand Ambassador in Sri Lanka, recently gifted a consignment of chemical protective clothing (CPC) to the Director General of Civil Aviation Authority for use by the civil aviation community who conduct preventive measures against the chemical hazards, commonly known as the last line of defense for chemical safety.
2022.08.05 - Hon Minister Nimal Siripala De Silva, Minister of Ports, Shipping & Aviation visits CAASL & awarded the appointment letter to DGCA & CEO.
2022.08.01 - Mr. P. A. Jayakantha was appointed as the new Director General of Civil Aviation and Chief Executive Officer of the Civil Aviation Authority of Sri Lanka (CAASL), this appointment was made consequent to a decision by the Cabinet of Ministers with the concurrence of the President, at its meeting held on 1st August’22.
2022.06.01 - Mr. Upul Dharmadasa, Chairman of the Civil Aviation Authority of Sri Lanka (CAASL), met the Secretary General of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Mr. Juan Carlos Salazar at the ICAO Headquarters in Montreal Canada ( 01st June 2022).
2022.04.06 - Mr. Murat Bayder, the General Manager for Sri Lanka and Maldives of Turkish Airlines had a courtesy discussion with Capt. Themiya Abeywickrama the Director General of Civil Aviation at the Civil Aviation Authority of Sri Lanka (06th April 2022)
2022.03.21 - Certificates Awarding Ceremony of Safety Management Systems (SMS) Managers’ Course conducted by Boeing.
2022.03.02 - Civil Air Transport Wing of Sri Lanka Air Force, Helitours was certified by the Civil Aviation Authority of Sri Lanka (CAASL) to provide domestic civil passenger & cargo transport facilities after full filling the necessary requirements recently. (02nd March 2022).
2022.02.20 - Sri Lanka commemorated aircraft accident victims and their families.
2022.02.08 - The Vice President of Ground Operations of Kuwait based carrier Jazeera Airways, Mr. Naser F. Al-Obaid made a courtesy call on the Director General of Civil Aviation & Chief Executive Officer (DGCA & CEO) Capt. Themiya Abeywickrama at the Civil Aviation Authority of Sri Lanka.
2021.12.27 - Sakurai airlines PA-38 aircraft made crash landing at Kimbulapitiya & CAA inspectors conducted an inspection.
2021.12.09 - CAASL celebrates 75th International Civil Aviation Day.
2021.10.27 - The Regional Manager for South Asia of Jazeera Airways Ms. Romana Parvi paid a courtesy call on the Director General of Civil Aviation & Chief Executive Officer Capt. Themiya Abeywickrama.
2021.10.14 - The new District Sales Manager – Sri Lanka Maldives of Oman Airlines Ms. Najma Alnaamani made a courtesy call on the Director General of Civil Aviation Capt. Themiya Abeywickrama. It was her first visit to the Civil Aviation Authority of Sri Lanka.
2021.09.24 - The second phase of the EU- South Asia Aviation Partnership Project II launched its Kick-Off meeting on 24th September 2021 with the participation of the heads of Aviation Authorities of all 7 States in the Region.
2021.08.31 - SriLankan Airlines resumes Moscow operations.
2021.08.05 - DGCA & CEO visits Ceylon Aeronautical Services MRO facility at Koggala.
2021.08.01 - The Civil Aviation Training Centre -Sri Lanka, the training division of AASL was rebranded as the “Sri Lanka Airport & Aviation Academy” at a ceremony held on 03rd of August 2021 at the institution’s premises at Ratmalana.
2021.05.11 - Civil Aviation Authority of Sri Lanka (CAASL) rolled out the second dose of COVID-19 vaccination program for its staff in co-ordination with the Sri Lanka Health Authorities.
2021.05.04 - Civil Aviation Inspectors conducted a special inspection for non-schedule aircraft operated to Mattala Airport.
2021.04.22 - CAASL officials visits Most Senior Radio Officer, Mr. D L Sirimanne.
2021.04.06 - CAASL officials visits Most Senior Pilot, Capt. Shelton Gunawerdena.
2021.03.16 - Chinese Government has donated over stock of essential medical aid and supplies to Civil Aviation Authority of Sri Lanka to be used for the prevention of spread of COVID-19.
2021.02.21 - Appreciation of in house security staff for immediate action to prevent fire in CAASL exam unit.
2021.01.13 - The Air Dog Unit at SLAF Base Katunayake held a Passing Out Parade on 13 January 2021 for the newly inducted Air Dogs of the Unit. Air Dogs are included to the inventory of Civil Aviation Authority of Sri Lanka.
2021.01.07 - The Chairman Civil Aviation Authority, Mr. Upul Dharmadasa handing over the letter of appointment of Additional Director General to Mr. P A Jayakantha, flanked by Capt. Themiya Abeywickrama, DGCA & CEO, Vice Chairman, Mr. Amitha Wijesuriya, Actg. DDG (Corporate Affairs) Mr. Rehan Wanniyappa and Director HR & Property Management Ms. Shermila Magamamudali.
2018.03.25- Opening of Batticaloa Airport for Civil Aviation Operation
The commencement of the Batticaloa Development project planned for an extension and overlay to the existing runway, fixing of runway lights and construction of a new terminal building as well as the apron; the area where aircraft are parked. As the Batticaloa runway is locked at either ends between the lagoon, it could not be extended beyond 1,560 meters, which is adequate for operation of 60 seater aircraft. Runway expansion work was done initially by the Road Development Authority (60%) and the balance part was completed by Sri Lanka Air Force. The total budget allocated for the reconstruction of the runway, apron and terminal building which is Rs.1,400 million was borne by the General Treasury.
Vesting of Ratmalana and Bandaranaike International Airports in the CAASL
2018.03.29 :Opening of the CAASL Head Office Building at Katunayake
Hon. Nimal Siripala de Silva, Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation declared open the Head office building of the Civil Aviation Authority of Sri Lanka at 1000hrs on 29th March 2018 at 152/1, Minwangoda Road, Katunayake in the presence of Mr.Ashok Abeyasinghe, Deputy Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation, Mr.G.S.Withanage, Secretary, Ministry of Transport and Civil Aviation at the invitation of Mr. Ananda Wimalasena, Chairman and Mr. H.M.C.Nimalsiri, Director General of Civil Aviation and Chief Executive Officer of the Civil Aviation Authority of Sri Lanka. The building was constructed by the State Engineering Corporation at the cost of Rs.803 million, which was wholly financed by the CAASL own funds.
Decorated building for over-night pirith chanting ceremony is seen below
The very first building in which Department of Civil Aviation commenced work in 1946 with its establishment.