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Sri Lanka Storage Assessment

The condition of the visited government owned warehouses situated in Colombo, The storage facilities are owned by the government's Food Department under the purview of the Food Commissioner and is of acceptable standards. The buildings Storage facilities are available island wide. 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

in good and secure conditions and ideal for storage of both bagged commodities and commodities in different packages including canned products.  Colombo storage facilities are available at Orugodawatte.

The central food warehouses used for the storage of WFP commodities are located in Orugodawatte in Colombo area, and all commodities are dispatched to the regions/districts from here. Warehouses can be reached by any type of truck, including 40’- 45’container flatbed trucks. All of the Regional/district warehouse facilities too belong to the Government and managed by the respective District Secretaries.

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

 

 

For more information on storage company contact details, please see the following link: 4.6 Storage and Milling Companies Contact List.

Commercial Storage

https://courier.lk/resources/warehousing-services-in-sri-lanka

Location

Owner

Available for Rent

Capacity

(MT / m² / m³)

Type [1]

Access [2]

Condition [3]

Orugodawatte

Food Commissioner

Yes

5000

concrete

Raised

Appears Intact

Vavuniya

Food Commissioner

Yes

1100

concrete

flat

Appears Intact

Jaffna

Food Commissioner

Yes

7500

concrete

flat

Appears Intact


[1] Warehouse Type: Open storage, container, rub-hall, silo, concrete, other, unspecified

[2] Warehouse Access: Raised-siding, flat

[3] Warehouse condition: Appears intact, appears damaged, under construction/repair

Storage Used by Humanitarian Organizations


Location

Organization

Sharing Possibility

Capacity

Type [1]

Access [2]

Condition [3]

Orugodawatte

Ministry of Disaster Management

Yes

4000 MT

Concrete

Raised

Appears intact

[1] Warehouse Type: Open storage, container, rub-hall, silo, concrete, other, unspecified

[2] Warehouse Access: Raised-siding, flat

[3] Warehouse condition: Appears intact, appears damaged, under construction/repair

Public Sector Storage

United Nations Disaster Assessment and Coordination team

At the request of the government affected by a disaster, OCHA may dispatch a United Nations Disaster Assessment and Coordination team (UNDAC) to the country within 12 to 48 hours after a sudden-onset disaster to provide technical services, principally in tasks such as damage and needs assessment, on-site coordination and information management. UNDAC teams aim to facilitate close links between country-level, regional and international response efforts. When deemed appropriate, the United Nations may also set up an On-Site Operations Coordination Centre (OSOCC) to help local authorities in a disaster-affected country to coordinate international relief.

Cluster System

In addition, OCHA has established a structure of clusters as a way for UN agencies to work together with non-UN agencies (f. ex. NGOs) to deliver humanitarian assistance in a coordinated fashion. There are eleven different clusters, each one focusing on a specific set of tasks or functions. Each cluster is headed by one or two UN organizations or agencies. Both the UNDAC (United Nations Disaster Assessment and Coordination) team and the OCHA clusters coordinate their efforts with the UN Resident Coordinator and the UN Humanitarian Coordinator in the country affected by the disaster.

Storage

Food and non-food items which includes relief Items including hygiene and sanitary, storage equipments including mobile storage units, medical and basic needs items.

http://www.un-spider.org

Cold Chain

Absence of a cold chain management system and limited facilities for value adding activities along logistics corridors and in the regions diminishes opportunities for export expansion. Existing cold storage facilities are insufficient for fisheries products and there are no major cold storage facilities in the country for perishables storage in key locations at the regional level, which leads to high postharvest losses: approximately 30% loss of fresh produce and 60% of export products. Assuring consistent temperature as a product moves through the value chain or during its transportation is a fundamental part of ensuring basic health and safety as well as compliance with international regulations. Without reliable temperature-controlled facilities and appropriate value adding services along logistics corridors, it will be impossible to increase exports for sectors that require special conditions for storage and transportation. High capital expenditure is required to develop these kinds of facilities. They are required in the Northern Province, North Central Province, Eastern Province, Central Province and Southern and Sabaragamuwa regional centres. A proper supply chain study is important to identify volumes and the best locations to set up facilities to collect perishable items for storage and processing. In addition, there is very limited land provided by the Government for lease to develop these facilities (99-year lease model at a discount rate) and no targeted incentives to drive development of such facilities. A public–private partnership or build-operate-transfer (BOT) model is needed. BOI (Board of Investment) does not have clear direction on the provision of such a support mechanism from the Ministry of Finance (MoF), even though the lack of cold chain facilities is a public utility and health issue.

Location

Organization / Owner

Type [1]

Cooling / Power [2]

Quantity

Total Capacity

Condition

Negombo Road Peliyagoda

Sisilco/Wickramaratne

Cold Room -18C

Absorption

7 rooms

1000 MT

Good,  ISO certified

Note: Mr. Desmond Sias General Manager – Sisilco Cold Rooms

[1] Cold Room Positive, Cold Room Negative, Refrigerator, Freezer,

[2] Compression, Absorption, Solar, Other, unspecified