Continuous Monitoring Approach (USAP-CMA) 2020 - Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka were scheduled to be audited under the USAP-CMA, during the period 10th - 19th June’20. Scheduled audit was postponed indefinitely, owing to the worldwide outbreak of COVID-19 which affected almost all ICAO Member States. Currently, ICAO has 193 Member States.
Under the Universal Security Audit Program (USAP) - 2nd cycle, Sri Lanka were last audited in
the year 2012 May 24th-31st, based on her performances on the effective implementation of aviation security oversight system, under eight critical elements in nine audit areas.
Sri Lanka scored a very satisfactory 85.06%, well above the world average of 67.89% based
on the results of 145 States already audited by then were taken into account out of the total of 191 Member States.
The postponed audit would be rescheduled by the ICAO shortly, hopefully towards the end of year 2020.
Civil Aviation Authority of Sri Lanka donated equipment that will enhance the facilities of the Medical Research Institute’s (MRI) Department of Virology. MRI has been supporting the Aviation Industry by providing the lab facilities for the PCR tests done at Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA).
According to the advice of Mr. Upul Dharmadasa, Chairman of Civil Aviation Authority of Sri Lanka, and Capt. Themiya Abeywickrama, Director General of Civil Aviation and Chief Executive Officer, the equipment was handed over on 23rd June by Mr. Rayhan Wanniappa, Director (Air Transport & Economic Regulations) and Dr. Bimal Dias, Senior Civil Aviation Inspector (Aviation Medicine) to the MRI’s Dr. Jude Jayamaha, Consultant Virologist.
මත්තල රාජපක්ෂ ජාත්යන්තර ගුවන්තොටුපලේ මෙහෙයුම් කටයුතු සම්බන්ධයෙන් ඉන්දියානු ගුවන්තොටුපල අධිකාරිය විසින් කරන ලද යෝජනාවලිය විමර්ශනය කර නිර්දේශ ඉදිරිපත් කිරීම සඳහා කැබිනට් සාකච්ඡා කමිටුවක් සහ ව්යාපෘති කමිටුවක් පත් කිරීමට කැබිනට් අමාත්යවරුන් විසින් මීට ඉහත දී අනුමැතිය ලබා දෙන ලදී. ඒ අනුව ගරු අග්රාමාත්ය රනිල් වික්රමසිංහ මහතා, ගරු මුදල් අමාත්ය මංගල සමරවීර සහ ගරු ප්රවාහන හා සිවිල් ගුවන් සේවා අමාත්ය අර්ජුන රණතුංග මහතා විසින් කැබිනට්ටුව විසින් අනුමත කරන ලද ඉහත කී කමිටුවේ නිර්දේශ ඇතුළත් වාර්තාවට අනුකූලව ඉදිරි ක්රියා මාර්ග ගැනීමට කටයුතු කරයි..
Civil Aviation Authority of Sri lanka was established in terms of Act No.34 of 2002, on 27th December and today CAASL is celebrating it's 16th Birthday.
Through out the past sixteen years CAASL has been able to reach very good standards in the Universal Safety and Security Oversight Audits held on compliance of Standards and Recommended Practices . CAASL has also been a supportive facilitator to the aviation industry stake holders and has tremendously supported to the development of aerodromes in the country with the advise of the Ministry of Transport and Civil Aviation.
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