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Project Title

Purchase of 15 nos. oil tank from Pakistan


The present active fleet of oil tanks is not adequate to meet the oil transport demand by railway. Ceylon Petroleum Corporation is willing to transport its products to the destinations by rail. But, SLR is unable to undertake this work due to unavailability of sufficient number of oil tanks. In addition the available oil tanks are also very old and hence the current utilization rate is about 25% of the existing fleet. In view of that SLR is now making arrangements to purchase 15 nos. of tank wagons from Pakistan Railway Advisory & Consultancy Services (PRACS) under government of Pakistan credit line.

Purpose/ Benefits

  • Expansion and enhancement of efficiency in oil distribution
  • Enhance the volume of oil distribution up to 50%
  • Maximizing the revenue of the SL

Estimated Cost

US$ 2 million

Project Title

Import of 13 nos. power sets from China


In order to enhance the train service, the Sri Lanka Railway is making arrangements to import 13 power sets from China. This will include;

  1. 2 nos. luxury power sets for enhance tourist transportation
  2. 7 nos. power sets for long distance operation
  3. 4 nos. power sets for improve the train service on Kelaniweli railway line

Purpose/ Benefits

  • Reduce travel time
  • Contribute towards promoting tourism
  • Uplift the productivity of the railway service
  • Provide a facility enhanced service to the commuters on Kelaniweli line
  • Minimize traffic condition is urban area

Estimated cost

Rs. 11,900 million (Approx.)


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International Trade Aviation Services at Rathmalana Airport

Ministry of Transport and Civil Aviation says that International Trade Aviation Services are to be commenced at the Rathmalana Airport.

Preliminary discussions on the commencement of services concerned was held on 07.03.2017 at the Rathmalana Airport Premises between Mr. Nimal Siripala De Silva - Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation and Mr. Musa Sammer – Minister of Tourism and Civil Aviation Of Maldives.

Ms. Sahiya Sareer – Maldives Ambassador in Sri Lanka, Mr. Abdul Haris – Managing Director of Maldives International Airlines,  Mr. Ahamed Abraham - Chief of Aircraft Operations of Maldives International Airlines , Mr. Saman Ediriweera – Chairman of Airport and Aviation (Sri Lanka) Limited and Mr. Yohan Jayaratne – Executive Director of  Airport and Aviation (Sri Lanka) Limited also took part in the discussions.

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Driver Training Instructors Are Required for Esatblising Driving Schools...

Minister Nimal Siripala De Silva said that producing technically and practically knowledgeable high quality drivers with the help of trained and licensed instructors is his expectation. The Minister expressed these views at the Annual Meeting of Sri Lanka  Driving School Owner’s Association held at the BMICH on 08.03.2017.

This occasion was graced by a large number of people including the Deputy Minister – Mr Ashok Abesinghe and Commissioner of Motor Traffic –  Mr. Jagath Chandrasiri.

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Bandaranayake International Airport was declared opened...(2017.04.06)

Bandaranayake International Airport (BIA) that was closed for about three months for overlaying of runway during day time was declared opened for operations by Hon. Nimal Siripala De Silva -  Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation on 06.04.2017.

This project was conducted by Kethik Company of China under the consultancy of  National Aero Technology International Company of Netherland at a cost Rs. 7.2 billion.

This occasion was graced by a large number of dignitaries including Hon. Ashok Abesinghe – Deputy Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation, Officers of such Ministry, Ministers and Diplomats.

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International Civil Aviation Organization Air Services ...(2017.12.06)

The Inaugural session of International Civil Aviation Organization Air Services Negotiation conference – 2017 was held on 04th December 2017 at BMICH in Colombo. The conference was declared open by Hon. Minister Nimal Siripala de Silva and Deputy Minister Hon. Ashok Abeysinghe also participated.

Mr. Ananda Wimalasiri, Chairman of the Civil Aviation Authority handed over the special edition of ‘GUWANSARA’ magazine to the Minister at the session.

The Secretary, Mr.G.S.Withanage and Director General of the Civil Aviation Authority also attended.

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