Rayhan Wanniappa Director (Air Transport and Economic Regulations)
+94 112 358 810 +94 112 354 647 dater[at]caa.lk
Ishara Gunawardana Manager (Air Services and Traffic Rights)
+94 112 358 811 +94 112 354 647 mgrastr[at]caa.lk
Essential Information for Delegates
BMICH Colombo (Venue for Opening Ceremony) Bauddhaloka Mawatha, Colombo 07.
The Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall being the very first purpose built convention center in Asia provides the best professional conference facilities available in town.
Hilton Colombo (Venue for Negotiation Meetings) No. 2, Sir Chittampalam A. Gardiner Mawatha , Colombo 2, Sri Lanka .
Tel : +94 11 2492492 / 94 11 2437644 Fax : +94 11 2544 657 E mail : firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.colombo.hilton.com
Hilton Colombo is a convenient venue for the Negotiations, which is situated in the main business area of the city (known as the Colombo Fort Area) and is close to the old Parliament and Galle Face Green. It also has many other hotels situated in close proximity at walking distance.
Travel to Colombo, Sri Lanka Bandaranaike International Airport (located at Katunayake) is 32 km from the Colombo city is the main gateway connecting to major international cities. During rush hours of the day, travel to and from the airport to the Colombo city center would take 45 – 50 minutes on average via airport - city expressway.
Carrying suitable travel insurance is advisable.
The recommended list of hotels which are convenient for stay in Colombo for the Conference is Provided. The hotels in the list are located within 15 minutes travel time and some are in close proximity to the Conference venue, at walking distance.
Delegates should arrange their hotel accommodation directly with the hotel by communicating through the e-mail addresses given for room reservation.
Nimal Siripala De Silva (M. P.)
Minister of Transport & Civil Aviation
Mr. G.S. Withanage
Secretary of Transport & Civil Aviation
Passport and Visa Requirements
Participants must be in possession of a Passport issued by a competent issuing authority Which is valid for at least six more months from the date of travel to Sri Lanka.
Travelers to Sri Lanka have the convenience of obtaining visa for travel on-line through the website maintained by Sri Lanka Immigration and Emigration. The website, www.eta.gov.lk contains necessary information to guide an applicant to obtain business visa online for short term travel to Sri Lanka by payment of the applicable fee by credit card.
On-line visa is not available for the following countries:
Côte d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast)
The above mentioned countries can provide the necessary information to the Civil Aviation Authority of Sri Lanka for assistance in obtaining visa:
Stay in a multi-story resort located in the center of Colombo’s business district. Take advantage of the 24-hour business center and enjoy complimentary refreshments in the Executive Lounge. Relax in an airy, Art Deco-inspired guest room. Stay connected with high-speed internet access. Warm lighting highlights the dark wood and brass accents throughout the main hotel areas, and creates an exotic, inviting ambience.
The World Travel Awards recently voted Hilton Colombo ‘Sri Lanka’s Leading Business Hotel’ on the basis of its excellent business amenities and services. We are glad to host the 10th ICAN Conference in this award-winning hotel.
Exercise in the 90-ft outdoor swimming pool, or on the hotel squash court. Relax in the steam room or sauna after exercising in the fully equipped fitness room.
Dine at one of the seven superb restaurants and bars. Try the Curry Leaf Restaurant, where you choose your dinner from a seafood selection before expert chefs cook the meal to your exact specifications. Unwind by a Lotus pond in the landscaped garden, or relax in the thatched dining area.
The opening ceremony of the ICAN 2017 will be held in Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall. The Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall being the very first purpose built convention center in Asia combines the best of professional conference facilities with the once in a life time opportunity to visit an island known as the paradise on earth - Sri Lanka
In order to organize airport pickups and drop offs, the delegates are kindly requested to provide inbound (to Colombo) flight number(s) and outbound (from Colombo) flight number(s) of your Delegation to the host focal point in charge of transportation arrangements:
Mr. P.A. Jayakantha and Mr. Rayhan Wanniappa (email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org)