Application should be channeled through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to get approval of the Ministry of Defence to clear Security Items.
Permission to berth Merchant Vessels is granted for the following :
1.To discharge Security Cargo consigned to the armed forces and he Police.
2.To discharge containers for onward transshipments.
3.For in -transit shipments of Dangerous Cargo.
4.To carry arms and ammunition onboard under the custody of the master of the ship of the vessel being berth.
Requests should be forwarded by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for Vessels/ Aircrafts/ Helicopters belonging to other countries to Sri Lankan waters over-fly.