The Official E-Newsletter of the Institution of Engineers Sri Lanka   |  Issue 49 - December 2020

Development of East Container Terminal in The Colombo Port


ECT is a government asset which is to be developed by the landlord, Sri Lanka Ports Authority (SLPA). However, Present media information from several sources has stated that the ECT terminal is planned to be given partly to a Foreign company. Colombo port has been listed among the highest growing ten ports in the world recently, which confirms the SLPA capacity of efficient operations in the Colombo Port. President of the IESL recently wrote a letter to His Excellency Gotabaya Rajapaksha, the President of Sri Lanka requesting to consider keeping the East Container Terminal of the Colombo Port totally under SLPA control and not allow any foreign or non-state entities to take even the slightest control of its operations or ownership.

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