Implementation of Personnel Licensing Information Management System

Notice to the Members of Public

Civil Aviation Authority of Sri Lanka is pleased to inform the members of the public that steps have been taken to automate Personnel Licensing activities giving the benefit of today's technology. 

The System is  up and running on trial basis (beta trial) now and feedback from the users would be cordially welcome.

When the system is fully commissioned every applicant for a personnel licence, will have the following conveniences.

  • Submission of application for issue or renewal online without the need of visiting CAA premises.
  • On creation of the profile, on internet each licence holder will obtain a reference number and all the correspondence with CAASL, could be tracked with this reference number. Any applicant can view and amend their profile at his/ her own convenience, online on internet.
  • Submission of personal information will not be required except at the stage of initial application.
  • Reminders on the date of expiry of licence and any other correspondence could be done through email.
  • Monitoring as to the progress in regard to the processing of the applications could also be possible.

Two dedicated Personnel Computers have been set up tin the CAA's Lobby area for the use of applicants.

How to register with the system

1. Access to the link below.
2. Create a user account with a unique name and a password.
3. Log on to the system using this user account.
4. Click the “create a profile” button and create your own profile. When you fill the profile use all current and valid information since this information will be automatically fill in to your licensing application and to the licence itself.
5. Upload a passport size colour photograph of yours taken within the last six months. This photograph will appear on your licence.
Ref. below for the specifications of the photograph.
6. If you have completed the profile save it in the system. You can edit the profile as and when required.

How to make an application

  1. Log on to the system using your username and password.
  2. Click “Add new application” button.
  3. Select the appropriate application from the menu.(Note : Personal details which you have already filled in the profile, will be automatically completed by the system.)
  4. Complete the application form accurately and submit same for processing.
  5. If your application is incomplete it will be returned and  processing of your application will be delayed.
  6. Print the application, sign and hand over to PEL section when you come to CAASL for making the applicable payment. (Note:Licensing fees have recently been revised - Pl see the gazette under regulations in the CAA website for revised fees and charges)
  7. If you could not complete the application in one go, you may save it for attending to the balance portion at your convenience.
  8. Application shall be submitted for processing and only the hard copy of application submitted online shall be brought to PEL section for official purposes.
  9. All inclusions, amendments and alterations will be recorded in the system.

Photographs - Requirements

Your photo must comply with the specifications below. If the photo does not meet the specifications, you will not be able to upload to the system.


  • The size of the photograph should be 2.5 cm height and 2.0 cm width.
  • The photos must be identical and taken within the last six months.
  • The photo must be in colour, clear, well defined and taken against a plain white or light-colored background.
  • If the photo is digital, it must not be altered in any way.
  • Your face must be square to the camera with a neutral expression, neither frowning nor smiling, and with your mouth closed.
  • You may wear non-tinted or tinted prescription glasses as long as your eyes are clearly visible. Make sure that the frame does not cover any part of your eyes. Photograph with sunglasses are not acceptable.
  • A hairpiece or other cosmetic accessory is acceptable if it does not disguise your normal appearance.

If you must wear a head covering for religious reasons, make sure your full facial features are not obscured

Government Notice

 Ministry of Transport and Civil Aviation

National Civil Aviation Policy (Draft)

The Airspace over Sri Lanka is a public asset which has enormous potential to contribute for its socio-economic development. With clear, consistent and farsighted policies in place, the country’s airspace can be made busier and more productive with numerous activities that would demand a variety of ground support, services and resources triggering the country’s growth engine to spin faster producing wider socio-economic benefits. It is with above the objective in mind, that the National Policy for Civil Aviation has been drafted at the instruction of the Hon. Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation and under the guidance of the Hon. Prime Minister’s office, in close coordination and consultation with a representative group of all key stakeholders involved in aviation, setting out the overall objectives of the Government for civil aviation and the high-level policies that should be used to achieve those primary objectives on midterm and long term basis.

One of the main objectives of the proposed National Civil Aviation Policy is to improve the air connectivity enhancing the accessibility to any part of the country from any corner of the world so that Sri Lankan community may enter and compete successfully in the globalized air transport market for economic growth opportunities. Accordingly, the draft civil aviation policy framework proposes opening up of Sri Lanka’s skies to the rest of the world for international commercial traffic on the basis of reciprocity aiming at enhanced connectivity and accessibility. Also the draft National Policy encourages private sector to invest in the development of aviation infrastructure including construction, operation and maintenance of civil airports. It also proposes permitting local private airlines that satisfy the applicable international safety and security requirements to operate international commercial scheduled passenger flights in competition with foreign carriers aiming at securing and consolidating the country’s share international air transport market.

The draft National Civil Aviation Policy document deals with a variety of subjects in greater detail. 

  •    International Air Transportation
  •    Custom Duties
  •    Taxation applicable to International Airlines           
  •    Domestic Air Services
  •    Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul Organizations (MRO)
  •    General Aviation
  •    Stakeholder Participation in Aviation Development
  •    Designation of Airspace for Special Use
  •    Off-shore operations
  •    Airport Infrastructure
  •    Airport Master Plans
  •    Air Cargo Transshipment
  •    Land Use Planning
  •    Air Space Management
  •    State Aviation Safety Programme (SASP)
  •    Aviation Security
  •    Civil-Military Coordination
  •    Facilitation at Airports
  •    Human Resources Development
  •    Public Private Participation and Investment Promotion
  •    Consumer Protection
  •    Regulation of air cargo industry
  •    Access for Persons with Reduced Mobility and Special Needs
  •    Multi-Modal Transportation
  •    Environmental Safeguards
  •    International Conventions

The complete draft of the National Civil Aviation Policy paper can be downloaded from the Official website of the Civil Aviation Authority of Sri Lanka at http://www.caa.lk/images/stories/Policy/NCAP_SL_DEC_2016-E-Final.pdf - (Pl click here for SINHALA or TAMIL version). Members of the public who are interested in contributing to the refinement of the objectives, principles and idea in the draft National Civil Aviation Policy document are kindly advised to submit their views, comments or suggestions to the following address either in writing or by e-mail on or before 30th April 2017.

Director General of Civil Aviation and Chief Executive Officer
Civil Aviation Authority of Sri Lanka
No.4, Hunupitiya Road,
Colombo 02.
Email : dnacp@caa.lk 


Nihal Somaweera


Ministry of Transport and Civil Aviation

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