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Sri Lanka Storage Assessment

The condition of the visited government owned warehouses situated in Colombo, is of acceptable standards. The buildings and premises are secure, doors close properly and storage area is kept for the most part clean and proper. Stacking of bagged commodities is in an uncountable manner and needs improvement. Different methods of stacking are used on one stack, causing that the stacks cannot be counted. It further makes a messy impression and any losses cannot be visually or physically detected. Some work with the store managers to improve the stacking is required.

For information on Sri Lanka Stroage additional deatils, please see the following documents: 

Sri Lanka Warehouse Information

Sri Lanka WFP Warehouses location

Note: The information provided in the attached documents, which has been taken from the old DLCA, does not match the structure of the new LCA and is therefore provided separately.

Commercial Storage

Port storage is available but under control of the port authorities. Although logistically and cost effectively not recommended, intermediate storage at the port is possible. Storage of wheat grain in bulk is possible at Trincomalee flourmill in silos. There is sufficient silo storage available for wheat grain storage.

Storage Used by Humanitarian Organizations

The main warehouses used for the storage of WFP commodities are located in the Colombo area. From these warehouses, commodities are dispatched to the regions/districts. Warehouses can be reached by any type of truck, including 40’- 45’container flatbed trucks. Regional/district stores belong to the Government (appointed) Agents. The condition of these stores varies; the ones visited make an unorganized and unclean impression, with non sufficient documentation implemented. The table below shows the capacity of the Governments central and district warehouses, as well as WFP temporary warehouses. The Government provides the central and district warehouses to WFP, free of charge.

 

WFP Warehouse Capacity in Sri Lanka
Name of warehouseNumber of storesNumber of Wiik HallsTotal capacity in MTStorage Area in SQMManagement
Killinochchi12850-MNBD
Mullatiwu11800-MNBD
Jaffna103,500-MNBD
Jaffna LOG hub193,9004,320.00WFP
Vavuniya301000-MNBD
Vavuniya LOG hub083,2003,520.00WFP
Vavuniya PMB W/house10500470.00WFP
Vavuniya Garment Factory10800860.00WFP
Vavuniya Menic Farm141,5001,650.00WFP
Mannar20600-MNBD
Puttalam10800-MNBD
Trincomalee141,600-MNBD
Trincomalee (LOG HUB)02600660.00WFP
Batticaloa124,600-MNBD
Polonnaruwa10200-MNBD
Ampara111,400-MNBD
Hambantota105,000-MNBD
Orugodawatta308,500-MNBD
Colombo LOG HUB062,4002,640.00WFP
Rathmalana102,000-MNBD
Moneragala10600-MNBD
Anuradhapura102,000-MNBD
TOTAL243946,450--
 
LocationOrganisationSharing possibilityCapacityTypeAccessCondition
Ambalantota 
GOAL
Yes
N/A 
Covered
N/A
N/A
Saintamaruthu
GOAL
Yes
N/A 
Covered
N/A
N/A
Killinochchi
WFP
Yes
300
WFP Wiik Halls, capacity in MT: 550
N/A
N/A
Mullatiwu
WFP
Yes
500
WFP Wiik Halls, capacity in MT: 300
N/A
N/A
Jaffna
WFP
Yes
3,500
WFP Wiik Halls, capacity in MT: 0
N/A
N/A
Jaffna LOG hub
WFP
Yes
0
WFP Wiik Halls, capacity in MT: 3,900
N/A
N/A
Vavuniya
WFP
Yes
1000
WFP Wiik Halls, capacity in MT: 0
N/A
N/A
Vavuniya LOG hub
WFP
Yes
0
WFP Wiik Halls, capacity in MT: 3,200
N/A
N/A
Vavuniya PMB W/house
WFP
Yes
500
WFP Wiik Halls, capacity in MT: 0
N/A
N/A
Vavuniya Garment Factory
WFP
Yes
800
WFP Wiik Halls, capacity in MT: 0
N/A
N/A
Vavuniya Menic Farm
WFP
Yes
0
WFP Wiik Halls, capacity in MT: 1,500
N/A
N/A
Mannar
WFP
Yes
600
WFP Wiik Halls, capacity in MT: 0
N/A
N/A
Puttalam
WFP
Yes
800
WFP Wiik Halls, capacity in MT: 0
N/A
N/A
Trincomalee
WFP
Yes
1000
WFP Wiik Halls, capacity in MT: 600
N/A
N/A
Trincomalee (LOG HUB)
WFP
Yes
0
WFP Wiik Halls, capacity in MT: 600
N/A
N/A
Batticaloa
WFP
Yes
4000
WFP Wiik Halls, capacity in MT: 600
N/A
N/A
Polonnaruwa
WFP
Yes
200
WFP Wiik Halls, capacity in MT: 0
N/A
N/A
Ampara
WFP
Yes
1400
WFP Wiik Halls, capacity in MT: 0
N/A
N/A
Hambantota
WFP
Yes
5000
WFP Wiik Halls, capacity in MT: 0
N/A
N/A
Orugodawatta
WFP
-
8500
WFP Wiik Halls, capacity in MT: 0
N/A
N/A
Colombo LOG HUB
WFP
Yes
0
WFP Wiik Halls, capacity in MT: 2,400
N/A
N/A
Rathmalana
WFP
Yes
2000
WFP Wiik Halls, capacity in MT: 0
N/A
N/A
Moneragala
WFP
Yes
600
WFP Wiik Halls, capacity in MT: 0
N/A
N/A
Anuradhapura
WFP
Yes
2000
WFP Wiik Halls, capacity in MT: 0
N/A
N/A