Sri Lanka to revamp aviation law

Sept 17, 2010 (LBO) – Sri Lanka will revamp its outdated civil aviation law to cope with advances made over several decades and a new law will be brought to parliament quickly, information minister Keheliya Rambukwelle said. Analysts say Sri Lanka could also earn revenues by expanding air traffic and navigation services to the Indian Ocean, which the country has not fully made use of.

“Civil aviation law is outdated. Since the law was brought 60 years ago the industry has moved by leaps and bounds,” the minister said.

“The act will be brought to parliament as early as possible as an urgent piece of legislation.”
Sri Lanka’s Air Navigation Act is 60 years old.

Sri Lanka is positioning itself to be an aviation hub.