Sri Lanka Ports starts operations at Colombo

State-run Sri Lanka Ports Authority has started container operations at the the Port of Colombo, MSC Emma which is sailing from Africa to China made the first call for the East Container Terminal.

The terminal, which is run by the state-owned Sri Lanka Ports Authority (SLPA), is able to handle mega ships unlike the port authority’s two other terminals in Colombo – Jaya Container Terminal (JCT) and Unity Container Terminal (UCT).


Rohitha Abeygunawardena, minister of ports and shipping, said: “These development projects were neglected during the previous government and the present government seeks to make Sri Lanka a naval hub in Asia through the rapid pace of realising its vision of prosperity.”


The terminal, which is run by the state-owned Sri Lanka Ports Authority (SLPA), is able to handle mega ships unlike the port authority’s two other terminals in Colombo – Jaya Container Terminal (JCT) and Unity Container Terminal (UCT).

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