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2023

14.12.2023  - CAASL signed a MOU with Sri Lanka Rupavahini Corporation for conducting airport workshop series.

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09.11.2023 - Fits Air (Pvt) Ltd was certified by the Civil Aviation Authority of Sri Lanka (CAASL) to provide self-catering services after full filling the necessary requirements.

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23.10.2023 - The Australian Government gifted 12 laptop computers installed with CASTRA X-Ray tutor software, assisting Sri Lanka’s civil aviation to upgrade the existing system towards Computer Based Training (CBT) which will enhance training and certification process of aviation security Screeners & Managers.

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15.10.2023 - The 58th Conference of the Directors General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) of ICAO Asia and Pacific Regions began at Dhaka, Bangladesh on 15th October through 19th with approximately the 500 delegates, representing 47 countries and 13 international organizations related to Civil Aviation.
The event focused to formulate the recommendations to enhance the region's aviation landscape. The Director General of Civil Aviation, Sri Lanka, Mr. P A Jayakantha too in attendance at this conference. He is also the Moderator for Aviation Security & Facilitation discussions.

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09.09.2023 - The Aeronautical Authorities of Sri Lanka and United Arab Emirates met recently to enhance the Bilateral Air Services Relationship between the two friendly states. The primary objective of these discussions was to update the existing air service arrangements between the two nations, aligning it with the evolving trends in the global aviation arena. This update aims to enhance and optimize air transport operations between the UAE and Sri Lanka.

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18.08.2023 - The newly appointed Executive Committee members of the Sri Lanka Association of Airlines Representatives (SLAAR) called on Mr. P. A. Jayakantha, the Director General of Civil Aviation & Chief Executive Officer (DGCA & CEO) on 18th August 2023 at the Civil Aviation Authority of Sri Lanka.

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03.08.2023 - Air Arabia Abu Dhabi received the Foreign Air Operator Certificate (FAOC) from the Civil Aviation Authority of Sri Lanka after satisfying the necessary technical and operational requirements in line with the government policy to offer more pathways for foreign airlines to operate flights in to Sri Lanka.

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14.07.2023 - The Civil Aviation Authority of Sri Lanka (CAASL) successfully conducted a knowledge sharing event for the aviation industry of Sri Lanka titled ‘Sri Lanka Aviation Day’ in collaboration with the IATA on 14th July 2023 at the Auditorium of the CAASL.

 

23.06.2023 - Air Seychelles was issued with a Foreign Air Operator Certificate (FAOC) by the Civil Aviation Authority of Sri Lanka (CAASL) to commence direct air services to Sri Lanka after full filling all the required regulatory requirements.

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20.06.2023 - Civil Aviation Authority of Sri Lanka (CAASL), the regulatory and controlling body for civil aviation to give effect to the International Civil Aviation Convention and matters connected therewith, reviewed its aeromedical examiner’s panel and the recruitment procedure.

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 07.06.2023 - This exciting development was discussed during a courtesy call made by Her Excellency R. Demet Şekercioğlu, the Ambassador of the Republic of Turkey to Sri Lanka and Maldives, to Mr. P A Jayakantha, the Director General of Civil Aviation & Chief Executive Officer (DGCA & CEO), at the Civil Aviation Authority of Sri Lanka.

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28.04.2023 - SriLankan Catering Ltd was certified and license was issued by the Civil Aviation Authority of Sri Lanka (CAASL) to provide aviation catering service for all aircraft operations operating from to Sri Lanka after full filling the all required regulatory requirements.

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29.03.2023 - The Ambassador of Italy, H.E. (Mrs.) Rita Giuliana Mannella made a courtesy call on the Director General of Civil Aviation & Chief Executive Officer Mr. P. A. Jayakantha recently at the CAASL.

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29.03.2023 - the Sri Lanka Computer Emergency Readiness Team (CERT) is set to boost its partnership with Civil Aviation Authority of Sri Lanka (CAASL) to prevent Cyber Security incident in Aviation Industry.

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16.02.2023 - Letters of appointments were awarded 16th February 2023 to the first batch of Air Accident Investigators who would take over to investigate air accidents in the Sri Lankan airspace.
Accordingly, 11 Air Accident Investigators received letters of appointment from the Minister.

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15.02.2023 - New Domestic VFR Navigational Map was issued

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27.01.2023 - Mr. Damitha Narangoda was assumed duties as the Vice Chairman of CAASL

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27.01.2023 - Uzbekistan Airways, the flag carrier of Uzbekistan, at Mattala Rajapaksa International Airport (MRIA) with 93 tourists.

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24-26.01.2023 - The 30th Steering Committee Meeting of the Cooperative Development of Operational Safety and Continuing Airworthiness Programme - South Asia (COSCAP-SA) was held in Dhaka, Bangladesh from 24th -26th of January 2023.
Mr. P. A. Jayakantha, Director General of Civil Aviation & Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Rayhan Wanniappa, Acting. Deputy Director General represented Sri Lanka at this meeting.

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22.01.2023 - Mr. G S Withanage was assumed duties as the 08th Chairman of CAASL

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2022

2022.10.12 - National Carrier, SriLankan Airlines Limited has qualified to obtain the Ground Handling License for providing the ground handling services at Sri Lanka airports for first time.
The Ground Handling Department of SriLankan Airlines was certified by the Civil Aviation Authority of Sri Lanka (CAASL) to provide line maintenance facilities at BIA after full filling the necessary requirements.

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2022.09.27 - Lakwin Aviation (Pvt) Ltd was certified by the Civil Aviation Authority of Sri Lanka (CAASL) to provide domestic commercial civil passenger & cargo transport services after full filling the necessary requirements.

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2022.08.30 - The Ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Iran, H.E. Hashem Ashjazadeh called on the Chairman of Civil Aviation Authority of Sri Lanka (CAASL) Mr. Upul Dharmadasa on 30th August 2022 at the CAASL.

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2022.08.23 - The Royal Thailand Ambassador in Sri Lanka, recently gifted a consignment of chemical protective clothing (CPC) to the Director General of Civil Aviation Authority for use by the civil aviation community who conduct preventive measures against the chemical hazards, commonly known as the last line of defense for chemical safety.

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2022.08.05 - Hon Minister Nimal Siripala De Silva, Minister of Ports, Shipping & Aviation visits CAASL & awarded the appointment letter to DGCA & CEO.

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2022.08.01 - Mr. P. A. Jayakantha was appointed as the new Director General of Civil Aviation and Chief Executive Officer of the Civil Aviation Authority of Sri Lanka (CAASL), this appointment was made consequent to a decision by the Cabinet of Ministers with the concurrence of the President, at its meeting held on 1st August’22. 

2022.06.01 - Mr. Upul Dharmadasa, Chairman of the Civil Aviation Authority of Sri Lanka (CAASL), met the Secretary General of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Mr. Juan Carlos Salazar at the ICAO Headquarters in Montreal Canada ( 01st June 2022).

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2022.04.06 - Mr. Murat Bayder, the General Manager for Sri Lanka and Maldives of Turkish Airlines had a courtesy discussion with Capt. Themiya Abeywickrama the Director General of Civil Aviation at the Civil Aviation Authority of Sri Lanka (06th April 2022)

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2022.03.21 - Certificates Awarding Ceremony of Safety Management Systems (SMS) Managers’ Course conducted by Boeing.

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2022.03.02 - Civil Air Transport Wing of Sri Lanka Air Force, Helitours was certified by the Civil Aviation Authority of Sri Lanka (CAASL) to provide domestic civil passenger & cargo transport facilities after full filling the necessary requirements recently. (02nd March 2022).

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2022.02.20 - Sri Lanka commemorated aircraft accident victims and their families.

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2022.02.08 - The Vice President of Ground Operations of Kuwait based carrier Jazeera Airways, Mr. Naser F. Al-Obaid made a courtesy call on the Director General of Civil Aviation & Chief Executive Officer (DGCA & CEO) Capt. Themiya Abeywickrama at the Civil Aviation Authority of Sri Lanka.

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2021

2021.12.27 - Sakurai airlines PA-38 aircraft made crash landing at Kimbulapitiya & CAA inspectors conducted an inspection.

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2021.12.09 - CAASL celebrates 75th International Civil Aviation Day.

2021.10.27 - The Regional Manager for South Asia of Jazeera Airways Ms. Romana Parvi paid a courtesy call on the Director General of Civil Aviation & Chief Executive Officer Capt. Themiya Abeywickrama.

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2021.10.14 - The new District Sales Manager – Sri Lanka Maldives of Oman Airlines Ms. Najma Alnaamani made a courtesy call on the Director General of Civil Aviation Capt. Themiya Abeywickrama. It was her first visit to the Civil Aviation Authority of Sri Lanka.

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2021.09.24 - The second phase of the EU- South Asia Aviation Partnership Project II launched its Kick-Off meeting on 24th September 2021 with the participation of the heads of Aviation Authorities of all 7 States in the Region.

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2021.08.31 - SriLankan Airlines resumes Moscow operations.

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2021.08.05 - DGCA & CEO visits Ceylon Aeronautical Services MRO facility at Koggala.

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2021.08.01 - The Civil Aviation Training Centre -Sri Lanka, the training division of AASL was rebranded as the “Sri Lanka Airport & Aviation Academy” at a ceremony held on 03rd of August 2021 at the institution’s premises at Ratmalana.

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2021.05.11 - Civil Aviation Authority of Sri Lanka (CAASL) rolled out the second dose of COVID-19 vaccination program for its staff in co-ordination with the Sri Lanka Health Authorities.

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2021.05.04 - Civil Aviation Inspectors conducted a special inspection for non-schedule aircraft operated to Mattala Airport.

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2021.04.22 - CAASL officials visits Most Senior Radio Officer, Mr. D L Sirimanne.

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2021.04.06 - CAASL officials visits Most Senior Pilot, Capt. Shelton Gunawerdena.

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2021.03.16 - Chinese Government has donated over stock of essential medical aid and supplies to Civil Aviation Authority of Sri Lanka to be used for the prevention of spread of COVID-19.

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2021.02.21 - Appreciation of  in house security staff for immediate action to prevent fire in CAASL exam unit.

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2021.01.13 - The Air Dog Unit at SLAF Base Katunayake held a Passing Out Parade on 13 January 2021 for the newly inducted Air Dogs of the Unit. Air Dogs are included to the inventory of Civil Aviation Authority of Sri Lanka.

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2021.01.07 - The Chairman Civil Aviation Authority, Mr. Upul Dharmadasa handing over the letter of appointment of Additional Director General to Mr. P A Jayakantha, flanked by Capt. Themiya Abeywickrama, DGCA & CEO, Vice Chairman, Mr. Amitha Wijesuriya, Actg. DDG (Corporate Affairs) Mr. Rehan Wanniyappa and Director HR & Property Management Ms. Shermila Magamamudali.

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2020

2019

2018

2018.03.25- Opening of Batticaloa Airport for Civil Aviation Operation

The commencement of the Batticaloa Development project planned for an extension and overlay to the existing runway, fixing of runway lights and construction of a new terminal building as well as the apron; the area where aircraft are parked. As the Batticaloa runway is locked at either ends between the lagoon, it could not be extended beyond 1,560 meters, which is adequate for operation of 60 seater aircraft. Runway expansion work was done initially by the Road Development Authority (60%) and the balance part was completed by Sri Lanka Air Force. The total budget allocated for the reconstruction of the runway, apron and terminal building which is Rs.1,400 million was borne by the General Treasury. 

Vesting of Ratmalana and Bandaranaike International Airports in the CAASL

2018.03.29 :Opening of the CAASL Head Office Building at Katunayake

Hon. Nimal Siripala de Silva, Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation declared open the Head office building of the Civil Aviation Authority of Sri Lanka at 1000hrs on 29th March 2018 at 152/1, Minwangoda Road, Katunayake in the presence of Mr.Ashok Abeyasinghe, Deputy Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation, Mr.G.S.Withanage, Secretary, Ministry of Transport and Civil Aviation at the invitation of Mr. Ananda Wimalasena, Chairman and Mr. H.M.C.Nimalsiri, Director General of Civil Aviation and Chief Executive Officer of the Civil Aviation Authority of Sri Lanka. The building was constructed by the State Engineering Corporation at the cost of Rs.803 million, which was wholly financed by the CAASL own funds. 

Decorated building for over-night pirith chanting ceremony is seen below

The very first building in which Department of Civil Aviation commenced work in 1946 with its establishment.

2017

06.01.2017 : Commencement of resurfacing programme of the BIA runway by closing it for commercial operations between 0830 hrs and 1630 daily for a continuous period of three months ending on 06.04.2017. Hon. Nimal Siripala de Silva, Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation launched the work by waving a green flag.

The AASL has selected through approved competitive procurement process the following consultant and contractor for the runway resurfacing with the approval of the Cabinet of Ministers.

Project consultant : Joint Venture of Netherlands Airport Consultant (NACO) and Engineering Consultancy Ltd (ECL) for Design Review and Construction Supervision and  the Consultant fee : US$ 524,141 + Tax + Rs.28,725,000 + Tax.

Project Contractor: Joint Venture of China National Aero Technology International Engineering Group (CATIC) and Shanghai New Era Airport Design and Research Institute Co. Ltd. of Civil Aviation Authority of China for the runway overlay and associated work in the form of Design and Build contract. Contract amount: US$ 48,600,406 + Tax

Total Cost: The total cost of runway resurfacing is estimated to be Rs.7.2 billion and it will be financed totally by the Airports and Aviation Services (Sri Lanka) Ltd.

06.04.2017 : Resumption BIA runway operations after completion of the resurfacing programme, as planned.  SriLankan A320 Neo brand new aircraft landed after Hon.Minister declared the runway was open for normal operations.

2016

53rd Conference of Directors General of Civil Aviation was held in Sri Lanka from 01-05 August 2015, at Hilton Colombo.

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Opening of Batticaloa airport after resurfacing by His Excellency the President  
Signing of Contract for resurfacing of BIA Runway  

2015

2015.12.14 - Hon. Nimal Siripala De Silva, Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation laid the foundation for the construction of CAA Headquarters at Katunayake BIA premises. The estimated cost of the building is Rs.803 million.

     

2015.01.17 - SriLankan Airlines stopped all commercial operations into and out of Mattala Rajapakse International Airport, Hambantota.

2015.01.25 - Mihin Lanka Ltd suspends all operations into and out of Mattala Rajapakse International Airport.

2015.02.11 - Air China airlines commence four weekly direct flights from Chengdu to Bandaranaike International Airport, Colombo using Airbus A330 aircraft .
 

 

 

2014

20.10.2014- Seth Pirith chanting ceremony at Weerawila Bungalow in preparation for official opening

09.06.2014 - Opening of CAA office at MRIA by the Minister of Civil Aviation Hon.Piyankara Jayaratne

22.06.2014 - Ceremonial inauguration of the aviation refueling terminal with fuel hydrant facilities at MRIA by the President, His Execllency Mahinda Rajapakse

          

2013

18.03.2013 – Opening of the Mattala Rajapaksa International Airport

 

2012

Sri Lanka commemorates Centenary of Aviation in Sri Lanka
08.01.2012 Landing of Emirates A380 aircraft at Bandaranaike International Airport

24.05.2012 ICAO conducted an Audit on Aviation Security Oversight capabilities of Sri Lanka
16.10.2012 The first aircraft engaged in flight calibration landed at Mattala International Airport

07.12.2012 Centenary celebration of Aviation in Sri Lanka
2012 Total movement of passengers, cargo and aircraft in and out of Sri Lanka exceeded 6.2 M, 200 metric tons and 43,600 respectively

2011

2011 Total movement of passengers, cargo and aircraft in and out of Sri Lanka exceeded 6,000,000, 200 metric tons and 43,600 respectively
04.02.2011 Civil Aviation Act No.10 of 2010 was enforced
25.04.2011 Laying of foundation stone for the construction of passenger terminal at Mattala airport with capacity 1 million passenger per annum

2010

2010 Total movement of passengers, cargo and aircraft movements in and out of Sri Lanka exceeded 5,000,000, 167 metric tons and 35,000 respectively
06.07.2010 The Government of Sri Lanka bought Emirates stakes in Sri Lankan
24.10.2010 ICAO Audit on Safety Oversight capabilities of Sri Lanka
24.10.2010 ICAO conducted an Audit on the Safety Oversight capabilities of Sri Lanka
    “SriLankan” Airlines recommenced “Air Taxi” service

2009

20.02.2009 LTTE terrorists attacked the Colombo city by two light aircraft
27.11.2009 Launch of the Project for the construction of international airport at Mattala, Hambantota

2008

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2007

24.04.2007 – Commencement of commercial flights by Mihin Lanka Ltd

2006

27.10.2006 Birth of Mihin Lanka as as a fully State owned Company fully funded by the General Treasury

2005

15.11.2005 Bandaranaike International Airport expansion projects under the Stage 1, PhaseII Expansion Project opened with a pier with eight aero-bridges

 

2004

30.11.2004 ICAO Audit on Safety Oversight Capabilities of Sri Lanka
2004 Total movement of passengers, cargo and aircraft in and out of Sri Lanka exceeded 4,000,000, 152 metric tons and 30,000 respectively
    “Sri Lankan” airlines commenced float plane operations as “Air Taxi” to selected water aerodromes around the country

2003

2003 Total movement of passengers, cargo and aircraft movements in and out of Sri Lanka exceeded 3,000,000, 112 metric tons and 22,500 respectively

2002

27.12.2002 Abolition of the Department of Civil Aviation and establishment of Civil Aviation Authority of Sri Lanka under Act No.34 of 2002

2001

24.01.2001 LTTE infiltrated into the Katunayake Air Force base and destroyed eight military aircraft on the Air Force side and two Airbus A340, one Airbus A330 aircraft and one Airbus 320-200 aircraft

2000

13.03.2000 – ICAO Audit on Safety Oversight Capabilities of Sri Lanka

24.03.2000 – AN 12 aircraft of “Sky Cabs” airline crashed at Kadirana near Negombo

1998

01.04.1998 Emirates took over control of AirLanka under a management agreement of 10years with the Government

29.09.1998 AN-24 aircraft leased by Lion Air flight 602, with 55 persons onboard went missing exactly ten minutes after takeoff from Jaffna Airport

1997

10.02.1997 ICAO conduct an Assessment on the Safety Oversight capabilities of Sri Lanka

1995

14.09.1995 Commissioning of Secondary Mono pulse Surveillance Radar (SSR) at Mount Pidurutalagala
1995 Total movement of passengers, cargo and aircraft in and out of Sri Lanka exceeded 2,000,000, 76 metric tons; and 16,500 respectively
1995 Katunayake International Airport was renamed as Bandaranaike International Airport, Colombo

1994

1994 – Registered airline in Sri Lanka were permitted to commence operations to domestic airports.

1993

1993 “Sky Cabs” started international cargo services by using AN12 aircraft and it was the first Sri Lanka registered private airline which commenced international operations

1992

1992 Amendment of the Air Navigation Act for elevation of the Post of Director of Civil Aviation to Director General of Civil Aviation
    “Air Lanka” added it’s first “Airbus” aircraft to the fleet and registered as “4R –ABA”. It was a A320 aircraft.

1990

1990 – Liberalization of carriage of air freight

1986

03.05.1986 Explosion of Air Lanka TriStar L-1011 aircraft at BIA by the LTTE terrorists killing14 passengers onboard

22.11.1986 Concord, the world’s first supersonic aircraft operated by British Airways landed at Bandaranaike International Airport during its round-the world flight
October 1986 Opening of the new runway for commercial operations

1984

1984 – Commencement of construction of new runway at Katunayake Airport

1983

1983 Abolition of the Airports Authority and Appointment of Airport and Aviation Services (Sri Lanka) Ltd., for development, operation and maintenance of civil airports including provision of Air Navigation Services

1982

1982 Total movement of passengers, cargo and aircraft in and out of Sri Lanka exceeded 1,000,000, 50 metric tons and 11,000 respectively
1982 Enactment of Air Navigation (Special Provisions) Act No.2 of 1982 making provisions appointment of Agent
30.06.1982 Alitalia B747 aircraft with 340 passengers, high jacked by Sri Lankan landed at Bangkok International Airport

1980

1980 Enactment of Airports Authority Act No. 46 of 1979 Establishment of Airports Authority for development, operation and maintenance of civil airports

1979

01.09.1979 – Birth of Air Lanka and its inaugural flight to Bangkok

1978

15.11.1978 Icelandic Airlines DC-8 accident at Kimbulapitiya killing 184 out of 264 persons onboard

07.11.1978 Explosion of Air Ceylon HS-748 aircraft by LTTE terrorists at Ratmalana Airport

1976

1976 Commissioning of Primary Surveillance Radar (PSR) at Bandaranaike International Airport in preparation for non-Aligned Nations Conference

1974

04.12.1974 Martin Air DC-8 aircraft accident at Seven Virgin Hills at Maskeliya killing 191 persons onboard

1972

1972 - Sri Lanka Air Force registered a company called “Helitours” to promote tourism industry

1971

11.09.1971 Boeing Jumbo jet (B747) operated by Condor German Airline landed at Colombo International Airport

1968

15.11.1968 – Opening of the Katunayake Airport for international flights

1963

1963 Commencement of development of Katunayake Airport with the financial assistance by the Canadian Government, which includes extension of runway from 1840 metres to 3368 metres and construction of a terminal building with a capacity of 150,000 passengers per year

1960

1960 – Commencement Upali Air, first domestic airliner in Sri Lanka

1958

1958 – Air Ceylon entered into partnership with KLM Royal Dutch Airlines

1957

01.11.1957 – Handing over of Katunayake Royal Airbase to Sri Lanka by the British Government

1955

1955 – Promulgation of Air Navigation Regulations of 1955

1951

1951 Incorporation of Air Ceylon with 51% shares owned by the Government and 49% by Australian National Airways

1950

06.11.1950 Opening of Ceylon Air Academy by Prime Minister Hon.D.S.Senanayake
1950 Enactment of Air Navigation Act No.15 of 1950

1949

1949 Commencement of Air Ceylon flights to London
21.12.1949 Accident of Air Ceylon Douglas Dakota (registered VP-CAT) at Tiruchirapalli Airport with no loss of lives but destroying hull

1948

01.06.1948 Sri Lanka gave accession to Convention on International Civil Aviation and became a member of the International Civil Aviation Organization

1947

February 1947 – Commencement of air services by Ceylon Airways with three DC-3 aircraft under the Ministry of Communications and Works

  

10.12.1947 – Inaugural flight of Air Ceylon to Madras after name change from Ceylon Airways

1946

March 1946 Establishment of Department of Civil Aviation
13.11.1946 Landing of Autocrat aircraft of Mr.J.P.Obeysekara at Ratmalana with 31 intermediate stops after taking off from London

1945

1945 - Commencement of Air Service between Australia and United Kingdom with a stop in Sri Lanka Department of Civil Aviation took over the control of Ratmalana Airport.

1943

30.03.1943 – Landing of seaplane at Koggala Lagoon

1942

1942 – Royal Air Force took over control of Ratmalana Airport

1939

1939 – Construction of Palavi Airport at Puttlam as an emergency airfield

1938

28.02.1938 Formal opening of the Ratmalana Airport by Governor Sir Andrew Caldecott

1938 Appointment of the Director of Public Works as Director of Civil Aviation
 
28.02.1938 Launch of Air Mail service between Colombo and Mumbai

1937

1937 – Promulgation of Air Navigation Regulations and Registration of three aircraft in SriLanka

1935

07.08.1935 – First air competition of Colombo Flying Club

1934

1934 Establishment of Colombo Flying Club by Sir John Kotalawala
1934 Decision of the State Council to construct an Aerodrome at Ratmalana

1931

07.05.1931 – Arrival of the first International flight to the Race Course from Mumbai

1912

25.12.1912 Bleriot’s first attempt to fly at the Colombo Race Course
07.12.1912 Bleriot performed first successful flight at the Race Course

1911

12.09.1911 – Arrival of Bleriot aircraft in Sri Lanka in a ship