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International Airline Ticketing Academy
11,Arthur’s Place, Next to Majestic City,
Bambalapitiya, Colombo 4.
Tel.: 011-265 7342, 077 733 1150, 011-265 7767
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The International Airline Ticketing Academy was established in 1991 to teach the basics in Airline trade, which includes various aspects of   “Airline Handling”. The institution conducts three courses a year beginning in January, May and September. The main features of this academy are granting of “on the job” training in Airlines and Leading Travel agencies and offering of   scholarships to selected students. This academy which teaches Airline Marketing, Reservations, Fares/ Ticketing, GDS , Airport Operations & Cargo Handling with Airline Computer Training is especially suited to school leavers and to those who intend employed in the travel trade. Visit the web for  an  application form.

Courses - Airline/ Travel & Tourism


  • Diploma in Airline Marketing, Fares/ Ticketing,Reservations, GDS , Airport Operations & Cargo Handling with Airline Computer Training.
  • Airline Cabin Crew Training


  •   IATA / UFTAA Foundation
  •   IATA / UFTAA  GDS - Fare & Ticketing


Asian Aviation Centre (Pvt) Ltd.
Colombo Airport, Ratmalana
Information Centre 14, Trelawney Place, Colombo 4
Tel.: 011-451 0303/4   Fax: 011-451 0303
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Asian Aviation Centre (Pvt) Limited (AAC) was registered as a private limited liability company in 1985 and its main business was operating a flying training school. In 1990, it commenced a course of studies to train students to sit for the examination conducted by the Director General of Civil Aviation Sri Lanka for the issue of licences in aircraft maintenance without type rating (LWTR).

Due to the increased demand for higher studies, AAC considered the possibility of offering undergraduate courses in Aeronautical Engineering and embarked on a course development program to offer two other courses, a HND and a BSc, through an affiliation to Kingston University of UK, from 1997. A BEng (Hons) Degree in Aerospace, Mechanical and Automotive Engineering, BSc Degree in Computing, a Foundation Degree in Aircraft Engineering were subsequently added to the portfolio.

In 1998, AAC signed an agreement with the Department of Further Education, Employment, Science and Technology of the Government of South Australia, under which, from 1999, AAC offers the Certificate (Level 4) in Aviation Engineering, Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (Mechanical: Maintenance) course of Regency Institute of TAFE South Australia, in  Sri Lanka.

In 2005, AAC entered into an agreement with Kangan Batman Institute of TAFE (KBIT) in Melbourne, the only organization which possess CASA CAR3O approval for Aircraft Maintenance Training, to deliver the Certificate (Level IV) in Aviation Engineering; Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (Mechanical: Maintenance) course at AAC. This new agreement with KBIT provides the students with an option to transfer to Advanced Diploma of Engineering (Aerospace) program of KBIT.

What started as an organization to train Pilots and a few technicians in aircraft maintenance has now grown to be an establishment which offers undergraduate courses in several disciplines. The Asian Aviation Centre is committed to ensure the continuing growth of its training arms, as a fully fledged teaching establishment dedicated to aviation related training in Sri Lanka.

Point System for Entry
Local A/L : A–120,  B–100, C– 80, S–40. ; London A/L :
A–120, B–100, C–80, D–60, E–40

Courses conducted at AAC.

Engineering and Technology Courses

BEng.(Hons) in Aerospace/Mechanical/Automotive Engineering Design. Entry Qualification: 140 points in.       A/L’s including Mathematics + Physics or equivalent. Duration: 3 years Full Time

Higher National Diploma in Engineering (Aerospace/Mechanical/ Automotive). Entry Qualification: 60 points in A/L’s including Mathematics or Physics or equivalent.    Duration: 2 years Full Time

Foundation Degree in Aircraft Engineering. Entry Qualification: 140 points in  A/L’s including Mathematics + Physics  Duration: 2 years Full Time.

Aircraft Maintenance Engineering Course. Entry Qualification: G.C.E. O/L with 6 passes including Credits in Mathematics, Science and English. Duration: 2 years Theory   in Sri Lanka, 2 years Practical

Certificate IV in Aviation Engineering, Aircraft Maintenance     Engineer (Mechanical: Maintenance). Entry Qualification: G.C.E. O/L with 6 passes including Credits in Mathematics, Science and English or equivalent Duration: 2 years in  Sri Lanka.

Preparatory Courses

Engineering Familiarization Course Leading to BEng/HND.  Entry Qualification: Students with minimum entry qualifications for BEng or HND. Duration: approximately   6 months.

Approved Engineering Technology Access Course for entry to HND Engineering. Entry Qualification: should have followed and sat for A/L’s in Physical Science subjects.  Duration: approximately 6 months.

Flying Training

Private Pilot Licence [PPL]

Commercial Pilot Licence [CPL]

Commercial Pilot Licence with Instrument Rating [CPL/IR]

Instrument Rating [IR]

Multi Engine Rating.

Assistant Flight Instructor Rating (AFIR)

Entry Qualification: G.C.E. O/L with   6 passes including Credits in Mathematics, Science and   English or Equivalent, Final selection will be based on Medical Examination approved by the Civil Aviation Authority.& Aptitude test conducted by Asian Aviation Centre.


Colombo International Nautical and Engineering College (CINEC)
Millennium Drive, IT Park, Malabe, Sri Lanka
Tel.: 011-241 3500  Fax: 011-241 3505
E-mail: maritime@ 

The Colombo International Nautical & Engineering College (CINEC Maritime Campus) was established in 1990 to cater to the growing global demand for competent Navigation and Marine Engineer officers in the region. Currently over 7000 Deck Officers, Marine Engineers and Marine Ratings follow a range of courses from Safety and Survival to Ratings, Cadets and certificates of Competency up to Master Mariner and Chief Engineer annually. The Campus will commence awarding of University Degrees as approved by the University Grants Commission in Maritime Operations and Marine Engineering to serving Deck and Engine Officers who will complete a special program of training shortly.

The Campus is accredited to ISO 9001, and possesses ISO 14001 environmental standards and OHSAS 18001 occupational, health and safety standards and National Quality Award for excellence in educational services, on two consecutive five-year terms in 1999 and 2004. CINEC conducts number courses in Department of Maritime Operations and Department of Engineering and course details relevant to school leavers are indicated below. For more details on Professional, Trade and Skills Development courses, contact CINEC or visit the website

Modern classroom, laboratories, workshops and demonstration rooms. Radar simulator centre with, Bridge Ship Maneuvering Simulator, Engine Room Simulator, Liquid Cargo Handling Simulator and PC based Simulators The Electrical Laboratory, the Electronics Laboratory and the Automation and Control systems Laboratory Modern residential facilities, a swimming pool and gymnasium

Navigation Cadet Training Programme
Duration :  37 Months - 13 months Shore based training and 24 months Onboard training.

Enrolment Requirements:
Enrolment Requirements: 5 credits in the GCE (O/L) including Mathematics, Science and English and 1year study in the GCE (AIL) Science stream. Students with GCE (AIL) Qualification will be given preference at selections. The candidate should be successful at the aptitude test and subsequent interviews conducted by the College.

Engineering Cadet Training Programme
Duration:  37 Months – Phases I & III - 25  months theory & practical training at CINEC, Phase II - 12 months sea training on board merchant vessels.

Enrolment Requirements:

  • 5 credits in the GCE (O/L) including Mathematics, Science and English AND
  • G.C.E. (A/L) Examination in 3 Science subjects preferably in the Maths stream. OR
  • Successfully completed the Foundation course conducted by CINEC And
  • Successful at the aptitude test and subsequent interviews conducted by the College. .
  • Pass the Medical Fitness Test

Faculty of International Transportation and Logistics

  • BSc in International Transport Management and Logistics
  • Enrollment Requirement-G.C.E.(Advanced Level)  2 credit passes or equivalent or GCE (OL) plus two years work experience or GCE OL plus CINEC foundation course.

Diploma in Professional Shipping  Enrollment Requirement -

G.C.E. (Advanced Level)   2 passes or equivalent or one year work experience in a shipping transport or logistics related organization.

The Chartered Institute of Logistics & Transport (International) Certificate Course

The Chartered Institute of Purchasing & Supply UK

• Certificate in Purchasing and Supply

• Advance Certificate in Purchasing and Supply


Institute of Supply and Materials Management
275/75, Prof Stanley Wijesundara Mawatha, Colombo 7
Tel.: 011-258 4302, 011-533 5928, 011-492 0567
Fax: 011-258 4302
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Shipping Air Cargo & Containerisation - Duration 3 1/2                                                Months - English Medium


Mahapola Training Institute
507, De La Salle Street, Colombo5
Tel.: 011-252 2452, 011-2523 268  Fax: 011-252 2660

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SLPA-Mahapola Training Institute was declared open in 1987 as a fully equipped Training Institute to undertake skill manpower requirements in all aspects of the port in compliance with the port developments taken place.


  • Marine Engineering Trades
  • Career Oriented Equipment Operation Training
  • Ships Engine Room Rating Course – 3 months
  • Ships Deck Rating Course – 3 months
  • Personal Safety & Social Responsibilities – 2 days
  • Coxswain Course - 10 days
  • Survival at sea -2 days
  • First Aid at sea -2.5 days

Mandatory Courses Conducted - for CDC (Continuous Discharge Certificate)

  • Advance Fire Fighting
  • Basic Fire Fighting
  • Elementary First Aid


Internationa Aviation Academy SriLankan Airlines
Katunayake, Sri Lanka

Tel.: 0197 33 2044/ 2566  Fax: 0197 33 5250
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It enjoys a long tradition as one of the world’s most respected aviation training institutes. SriLankan Airlines now heralds a new chapter in aviation education, turning its legendary academy into a global centre of learning. Welcome to the International Aviation Academy (IAA). It’s where the world comes to master aviation.

The IAA has on board some of the industry’s most knowledgeable professionals including many visiting international lecturers from IATA. The courses are accredited by IATA, City & Guilds and Edexcel International.

The Programs on Offer
Fares & Ticketing at all levels of competency
Airline Cabin Crew Training
Air Cargo Skills & Procedures
Dangerous Goods Handling
ICAO 201 Flight Operations Officer/Dispatcher Program
Aircraft Weight & Balance


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