The Galle Fishery Harbour has received substantial assistance
from French Government in decade of 1970. Some time
it was very high capacity and employees were above thousand.
Harbour was planned as a deep – sea industrial
fishery port within the commercial harbour and included
a large number of service facilities and store complexes.
This harbour is located in an international place for
tourism and mooring facilities for visiting yachts.
Harbour base tourism should be promoted for the benefit
of the fishermen in the area.
Sri Lanka Navy has acquired some harbour assets such
as 200 and 500 tons capacity slipways, workshop building,
canteen, welfare building and circuit bungalow. Extent
of the unutilized building area is approximately 1000
(a) Address :- Magalle, Galle
(b) Fax / Telephone Number :- 091– 2242368 / 2234573
(c) Economic Zone :- Southern
(d) Province :- Southern
(e) District :- Galle
(f) Divisional Secretariat :- Galle
(g) Distance From Colombo :- 117 km.
(B) General Information
(a) Entering Position :- A - 93207.5 N
(According to Beacon Lamps) 139660.4 E
(A - Star Board, B - Port) B - 93207.6 N
(b) Master Plan :- Attached herewith
(c) Year of Commission :- 1965
(d) Land Area :- 6.05 Ha.
(e) Basin Area :- 5.00 Ha.
(f) Quay Wall Length :- 265.9 m
(g) Jetty Length :- 91 m(e)
(h) Main Break Water Length :- Belongs to Port Authority
(i) Sub Break Water Length :- 235 m
(j) Groyne 01 :-
(k) Groyne 02 :-
(l) Dredging Depth :- 6.0 m
(m) Berthing Capacity :- 350 nos.
(3.5 – 5 Tons Vessels)
(A) Shore Facilities
(a) Refrigeration facilities such as
(i) Supply of Ice.
(ii) Storage of Ice
(iv) Storage of Frozen Fish. .
(b) Work Shop 3492 m2.
(c) Net Mending 225 m2.
(d) Supply of Fuel.
(e) Auction Hall 1580 m2.
(B) General Facilities
(a) Bathing and Toilet Facilities.
(b) Canteen Facilities
(c) Circuit Bungalow
(d) Quarters for officers.
(e) Office Building 271 m2.
(f) Stores - 4180 m2.
(g) Water Storage - 341000 L.
(C) Refrigeration Facility
(a) Flake Ice Plants (Market) - 01 No. Capacity 30 Tons/
Flake Ice Plants (Jetty) - 01 No. Capacity 25 Tons/
(b) Ice Storage (Market) - 01 No. Capacity 60 Tons/
Ice Storage (Jetty) - 01 No. Capacity 100 Tons/ day
(c) Blast Freezer - 01 No. Capacity 16 Tons / day
(d) Cold Storage - 06 Nos. Capacity 400 Tons each.
(e) Packing Room (Processing Room)
(f) Block Ice Plan - 01 No. Capacity 05 Tons / day
(D) Fuel Station
The Fuel filling facility consists of the followings
(a) Fuel Station - 5000 Galloons
(b) Fuel Station - 5500 Galloons