10 May, 2022

Protest in Sri Lanka - Current Situation

Colombo Port
JC Terminal operations are currently halted due to staff walk out, but CICT / SAGT the private terminals are ongoing albeit around 50% slower. Currently CMB port Navigation unit is facing low attendance, so they are unable to deploy the pilots for the vessel berthing and sailing. Therefore, navigation movements have stalled at the moment. This affects all terminals of Colombo port.

As per the SLPA management, this situation will continue through the day

Galle Port
Currently facing operational delays due to employee walk out but DHM believes the situation will normalize by EOD. Launch operations are normal now.

Trincomalee Port
Operations were halted last night but have now normalized

Hambantota Port
Port operations are normal.

Issue Type


 Civil Unrest