Sri Lanka secures first place in civil aviation safety in South Asia

Sri Lanka secures first place in civil aviation safety in South Asia

Colombo, July 26 – Sri Lanka has been ranked the first in terms of civil aviation safety in South Asia according to a Continuous Monitoring Assessment conducted by International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), the Civil Aviation Authority said.

A Daily News report said Sri Lanka has shown 88.57 percent of overall Effective Implementation of International Standards and Recommended Practices at Safety Oversight Audit 2018 of ICAO conducted from June 4-15.

According to the preliminary results released this is an increase of 1.21percent compared to the previous audit conducted in 2010 (87.36 percent).

A team of six ICAO auditors conducted the audit in Sri Lanka under the Continuous Monitoring Assessment examining in detail the official records maintained by the Civil Aviation Authority of Sri Lanka (CAASL) in relation to handling of six subject areas viz. Aviation Legislation, Organizational Arrangements, Personnel Licensing, Aircraft operations, Airworthiness, and Air Navigation Services.

Sri Lanka has been subjected to ICAO Safety Oversight Assessment and Audits in 1997, 2000, 2004, 2010, and 2018.