The Kalpitiya fishery harbour is a natural harbour situated in the North east of Sri Lanka in the Puttalam district along a stretch of lagoon. Although the Kalpitiya fishery harbour has the capacity to service five hundred vessels simultaneously, provisions have been made for expansion in anticipation of development. Most importantly for exporters, is that the area is in close proximity to the country’s international airport.
Kalpitiya was used by ancient kings and subsequently by the country’s colonisers as a trading point and is therefore a point of historical interest. Kalpitiya was declared a ‘tourist zone’ by a Government gazette and is rapidly becoming a tourist destination because of the large Dolphin and Whale populations located off its coast.
(a) Entering Position N/ A for it is a natural harbour
(b) Year of Commission 1968
(c) Land Area 0.3 Ha.
(d) Basin Area 2.0 Ha.
(e) Quay Wall Length 100 m
(f) Jetty Length 61 m
(g) Main Break Water Length N/ A for it is a natural harbour
(h) Sub Break Water Length N/ A for it is a natural harbour
(i) Dredging Depth 4.0 m - 6.0 m
(j) Berthing Capacity (3.5 - 5 Ton Vessels) 500 no.s
(a) Auction Hall
(b) Net mending Hall
(c) Supply of Fuel, Water, Electricity and Ice
(e) Fisherman Rest
(f) Transport facilities for nearby islets
(g) Recreation Centre
(h) Office Facilities
Address : Kalpitiya
Fax/ Tel : +94 (0) 32-2260969
Economic Zone : North Western
Province : North Western
District : Puttlam
Divisional Secretariat : Kalpitiya
Distance from Colombo : 170 km