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.
The Primary Objects of CASA are defined in section 3A of the Memorandum & Articles of the Association as:
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.
Seated from Left to Right
Mr. Shano Sabar (Treasurer), Mr. Kavan Ratnayake (Chairman, SLPA), Mr. lqram Cuttilan (Chairman, CASA), Mr. Sagala Ratnayake (Minister, Ports & Shipping), Mr. Ruwan Waidyaratne (Immediate Past Chairman), Ms. Shehara Jayawardena (Vice Chairperson), Mr. Ralph Anandappa (Secretary General )
Standing from Left to Right
Mr. Ananda Senanayake, Mr. Mevan Peiris, Mr. Nimal Ranchigoda, Mr. Ranjan Ratnasingham, Mr. Janesh Ratnadasa, Mr. Preethilal Fernando, Mr. Ananda Ranasinghe, Mr. Nihal Dharmapriya, Mr. Prasad Jinadasa
The Executive Committee appoints committees under 6 main pillars
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
|Container Operations – Main Line & Feeder Operators Committee||Mr. Kalinga Seneviratne|
|Break-Bulk,Bulk, Tankers, Casual Callers and Bunkering Committee||Mr. Praneeth Gunawardane|
|Documentation & Information communication Technology||Mr. Chrishantha Fernando|
|Maritime Security Services||Mr. Lalindra Fernando|
|Finance & Tariff||Mr. Sandun Bandara|
|Crew Management, manning and training||Capt. Harsha Perera|
To influence national policy in the best interests of the maritime industry and to be the Voice of strategic initiatives relating to the industry
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
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.
Chairman: Mr. Milinda Balasooriya
To promote & build strong relations among CASA membership whilst creating opportunities to network
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.