CAASL Shifts its Office from Colombo to Katunayake

Civil Aviation Authority of Sri Lanka, which is located at No.4, Hunupitiya Road, Colombo 2 has started shifting its office to a new building located at 152/1, Opposite Radar Hill, Katunayake- Minuwangoda Road, Katunayake, with effect from 16.01.2018. It is expected that the office shifting process will go on for upto 31.01.2018 and consequently, the members of the public are informed that the services delivered by the CAASL are likely to be adversely affected. Hence it is advised to avoid the abovementioned period when seeking services from the CAASL.

However, in case of an urgent need for the services of the CAASL, the Members of Public may contact the respective Heads of Sections on the contact numbers given below.

Additional Director General - 0763467673

Director Aerodromes - 0770547080

Director Air Navigation Services - 0772566676

Director Aviation Security - 0773520586

Director Aircraft Operations - 0777382252

Director Aircraft Registration and Airworthiness - 0763837700

Director Training Organizations and Personnel Licensing - 0763817700

Director Air Transport and Economic Regulation- 0773130027

Director Human Resources and Office Management - 0773347405

Director Finance and Revenue Management - 0773688977

Director Research, Development Planning and Special Projects - 0763807700

Director Internal Audit and Quality Survey - 0777352082

CAASL regrets very much the inconvenience caused to the members of the public in this regard.


Aircraft Accident and Incident Investigation Unit

Civil Aviation Authority of Sri Lanka is responsible for the investigation of aircraft accidents/ incidents within the territory of Sri Lanka involving both local and foreign commercial aircraft. The administrative functions are carried out by the Accident Investigation Unit.

The Aircraft Accident Investigation Board (AAIB) will be appointed by the Authority as per the provisions laid down in the Civil Aviation Act No. 14 of 2010 as the case may be. In addition investigators would participate in overseas investigations of accidents / incidents involving aircraft registered in Sri Lanka or aircraft which are operated by an operator of Sri Lanka as appropriate. When carrying out investigations, the appointed AAIB will gather, record and analyze all the available information on the accidents and incidents, determine the causes and/or the contributing factors, identify the possible safety issues and draw up safety recommendations to address these safety issues to rectify them and complete the investigation report. 

The sole objective of an investigation of an accident is the prevention of accidents and incidents due to similar causes in future. It is not to apportion blame or liability.

Regulatory Material on Accidents and Incident Investigation

Click here -> Accident Investigation Unit

Last Update: 16-01-2018.
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