Colombo Logistics World (Pvt) Ltd 
Birds Park Isolation Center 
for Ships’ Crew Transfers via Hambanthota


Colombo Logistics World (Pvt) Ltd has been approved by the Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs on behalf of the Covid19 task force of Sri Lanka to establish the following services in order to facilitate crew change in Sri Lanka during COVID-19 to be carried out under the auspices of SL Army/Navy who overlook such facilitation.

  • Processing of arriving seafarers at the Hambanthota seaport and Mattala airport.
  • Coordinating the administration of PCR tests and disinfection procedures at each port of entry.
  • Management of the approved Isolation Centre in Hambanthota.
  • Management and coordination of transport between Airport, Isolation Center and Seaport.

The arriving crew is mandated to be repatriated within 5 days. A formal forecasting, booking and approval procedure has been established to ensure this timeline is adhered to by the applicant/ships’ agent.


Our representative will meet the arriving crew at airport or seaport, attend to immigration procedure and facilitate observance of health guidelines and disinfection procedure. They will be transferred to waiting bus operated by Isolation center.


All arriving crew would undergo 01 PCR test on arrival (port or Airport). Test results could be expected within 12- 24 hours. Only those return negative results will be permitted to be repatriated. Covid-positive cases will be transferred to government run Hospital. Any crew whose stay extend beyond 7 days under any unforeseen circumstances would be subjected to a 2nd PCR test.


Our representative will provide a pack containing masks and hand sanitizer bottle for personal use by the crew during his stay in the country.


The transport between Port, Airport and Isolation Center will be exclusively by a bus, dedicated for crew repatriation. Driver Isolation and Army escort vehicle is included in the service.


Birds Park Resort in Hambanthota has been approved as an Isolation Center for ships’ crew landing or repatriating via the port of Hambanthota or Mattala Airport. Accommodation would be in 2-4 room bungalows, spread across the resort with each room having a separate entrance. Each room could offer single or shared accommodation for two Colombo Logistics World (Pvt) Ltd – Birds Park Isolation Center for Ships’ crew transfers via Hambanthotain keeping with health guidelines. A choice of food - Western or Eastern, Veg, Non-Veg with beverages is on offer. Twice daily temperature checks will be done during the stay in the center.


Colombo Logistics World would be running a 24-hour operations-hotline to coordinate between the agents, airport and port authorities, health services, security forces and the approving authorities.



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