About

What We Do

Members of CASA are involved in vessel agency, husbanding services and act as manning/crewing agents for leading ship owners and managers. CASA members also provide various other services to ship owners/managers in the ports of Sri Lanka and at off port locations.

Through regular dialogue with stakeholders; Government institutions, regulatory  bodies and other government and private sector  agencies, CASA seeks to effect an interchange of ideas and information, represent and advocate the views of the association in all official fora  and shape the future of the industry by investing in education and training for its members and working with maritime training academies to train Sea Farers.

CASA is the voice of the Shipping Industry in Sri Lanka

Objectives

The Primary Objects of CASA are defined in section 3A of the Memorandum & Articles of the Association as:

  • To effect an interchange of ideas, information and business methods as a means of increasing the efficiency and usefulness of members
  • To take such steps as may be necessary or conducive towards the betterment of the interests of the industry & of its members
  • To represent and advocate the views of the Association to the Government Authorities concerned.

Executive Committee

The functions of the association are directed by an Executive Committee that is elected annually at its Annual General Meeting. The elected Executive Committee co-opts two additional Members, with experience in specialized areas of Shipping, not already represented by the elected members to the committee.

Chairman: Mr. lqram Cuttilan, Aitken Spence Shipping Ltd

Vice Chairperson: Ms. Shehara Jayawardena, McLarens Shipping Ltd

Treasurer: Mr. Shano Sabar, Hayleys Advantis Ltd

Secretary General: Mr. Ralph Anandappa

Committee:

Asha Shipping Ltd
BTL Lanka (Pvt) Ltd
Ceyline Agencies (Pvt) Ltd
Ceylon Shipping Corporation Ltd
Hemas Maritime (Pvt) Ltd

Maersk Lanka (Pvt) Ltd
Malship (Ceylon) Ltd
Marine International Agencies (Pvt) Ltd
Setmil United Cargo (Pvt) Ltd
Simatech Marine Lanka (Pvt) Ltd

Shipping Agency Services (Pvt) Ltd

Committees

The Executive Committee appoints committees under 6 main pillars

Technical Maritime Operations

To ensure that operations related matters including but not limited to the main operations, documentation and information communication technology, and support services such as maritime security services, crew management and finance is managed in the best interests of the membership

CommitteeChairperson
Container Operations – Main Line & Feeder Operators CommitteeMr. Kalinga Seneviratne
Break-Bulk,Bulk, Tankers, Casual Callers and Bunkering CommitteeMr. Praneeth Gunawardane
Documentation & Information communication TechnologyMr. Chrishantha Fernando
Maritime Security ServicesMr. Lalindra Fernando
Finance & TariffMr. Sandun Bandara
Crew Management, manning and trainingCapt. Harsha Perera

Maritime Regulatory Affairs/ Strategic Initiatives

To influence national policy in the best interests of the maritime industry and to be the Voice of strategic initiatives relating to the industry

Education and Training

Chairperson: Ms. Anoma Ranasinghe

To organize training programs/ Seminars / Workshops in line with the requirements of the Maritime Regulatory Affairs/ Strategic Initiatives sub committees and equip members with knowledge on such initiatives

Public Relations and Publicity

Chairman: Mr. Kingsley Abeywickrema

Involves maintaining a sound relationship with all stakeholders including but not limited to CASA Membership, Cabinet Committee on Economic Management (CCEM), Ministry of Ports and Shipping, Ministry of Finance, Sri Lanka Ports Authority, Customs and Merchant Shipping Secretariat, Controller General of Immigration & Emigration, Sri Lanka Navy, Ministry of Defense and other related agencies both in Government and private sector.

Membership

Chairman: Mr. Milinda Balasooriya

To promote & build strong relations among CASA membership whilst creating opportunities to network

YoungShip

Chairman: Mr. Hasitha Dissanayake

A forum created to groom future leaders to the shipping industry in Sri Lanka.

It encourages and promotes networking and interaction with the industry professionals enabling youth to expand their horizons and to take on the future challenges for the shipping community at large both locally and internationally.