The Civil Aviation Authority of Sri Lanka (the “CAA”) was established under the Civil Aviation Authority Act No.34 of 2002 on 27th December 2002
CAA is a Public Enterprise for the purpose of audit of accounts under Article 154 of the Constitution of the Democratic Socialistic Republic of Sri Lanka. It is categorized as Commercial Corporation in terms of the Public Enterprise Circular PED 11.
The primary function of the CAA is to regulate civil aviation activities in Sri Lank in keeping with International Standards and Recommended Practices adopted by International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and to steer the aviation sector in Sri Lanka as a prime contributor to the growth of national economy, enhancing quality of life of it’s citizens.
The Civil Aviation Authority of Sri Lanka consists of eight (08) members.
The term of office of members appointed by the Minister is three years.
By statute, the Director General of Civil Aviation is the Chief Executive Officer of the CAA
The Authority is subjected to the direction and control of the Minister in charge of the subject of civil aviation who at present is the Minister of Civil Aviation, and the CAA reports directly to him.
In pursuance of the Civil Aviation Authority of Sri Lanka Act No.34 of 2002, the Authority shall in a manner consistent with the obligations of Sri Lanka under the Convention exercise, perform and discharge the following powers, functions and duties.
To be a prime catalyst for the growth of the National Economy
To facilitate through strategic planning and effective regulation, the operation of a safe, secure and efficient national civil aviation industry that conforms to International Standards and Recommended Practices
(Last updated on : 16.07.2014 by DGCA's office)