Ports in Sri Lanka

Galle OPL

A Convenient Maritime Services point

Its geographical location close to the main East-West trade lanes, and with more than 40,000 ships of various types and sizes passing through this route yearly makes it a convenient point for vessels to obtain services, while en route to their next port.

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The biggest seaport of Sri Lanka is situated in the heart of the financial and commercial hub. A key transshipment hub in the Indian Ocean which is ranked among the top 25 ports of the world.

Colombo Port handles multiple types of cargo, including containerised, break bulk, dry bulk and liquid bulk, passenger ships, oil tanker and gas carrier, to name a few


A natural harbour located in Galle, on the South-Western coast of Sri Lanka. It is nearby to the key East-West trade routes serving cruise ships and commercial vessels plying on this trade route. A yearly average of more than 40,000 ships of various types and sizes passes through this route. Many small bulk vessels, yachts and tugboats with a draft not exceeding 7.3mm, call inside this port.


The second-largest natural harbour in the world, and the deepest harbour in the region. Its depth and strategic geographical location in close proximity to East India and the Bay Bengal. This makes it a perfect facility for ship repair, maintenance, and vessel layups.


Hambantota port is located on the Southern part of Sri Lanka. Adjacent to the main East-West shipping route. The port has a fully-automated Ro-Ro terminal and transshipment vehicles.

The port has facilities for handling Ro-Ro vessels for inbound and transshipment vehicles. It also has facilities to handle other cargo and also offers ship maintenance services.