Assistance has been extended from all fields for the development of the port sector.
The facilities required by the ships are urgently being provided by the Ports Authority. The Colombo Harbour has now been placed amongst the 27 best harbours in the world. In order to increase the efficiency new machineries will be bought for the Jaya container terminal. Arrangements have also been made to install new computers as well. The Bank of Ceylon will grant a special loan facility for this purpose. The relevant agreements were singed under the patronage of the chairman of the Ports Authority Dr. Priyath Bandu Wickrama.