Katunayake Zone Profile

Zone Information.

  • Location – 29 Km North-East of Colombo and opposite the Colombo (Katunayake) International Airport
  • Transport – Rail facilities, Bus terminal and Dry Port facility for import & export cargo
  • Area – 215 ha. (Flat land)
  • Environmental – Sewage and effluent collection system. Sewage/effluent treatment capacity of 12,000 m3 per day. Landscaping
  • Access – Asphalt paved road access available to all plots
  • Security & Fire Services – Security lighting. Chain link fencing, and round the clock security for entire areas by the BOI. Fire engines and firefighting equipment supported by hydrant system
  • Communication Facilities – 2,000 Lines stored Programme Control Exchange for local calls. IDD, telex and facsimile facility
  • Water – Adequate supply treated to WHO standards Storage facility within Zone 2.25 million gallons
  • Power Availability – 63 MVA through grid sub-station
  • Centralized – An Administrative Complex housing the BOI servicing units. Customs, Bank, Postal, Medical, Port Cargo Handling services etc.

  • Asphalt concreted internal road network
  • Central Effluent Treatment Plant facility
  • Potable water up to WHO standards
  • Solid Waste disposal facility
  • Dedicated Grid Sub-Station (63 MVA)
  • Telecommunication (Telephone, e-mail, Internet, Wi-Fi)
  • Security Lighting

Services Provided by BOI

  • Engineering approvals & guidance
  • Export / Import Documentation
  • Cargo Verification
  • Advisory service & guidance on industrial relations
  • 24 X 7 fire service with firefighting, monitoring & advisory services
  • 24 X 7 overall security coverage
  • Environment monitoring, advisory & laboratory services
  • Internal Bus Services for Workers
  • Playground and Sports Complex for workers
  • Leisure Park for Zone Employees (under construction)


Services Provided by other State Agencies

  • Free healthcare facilities for workers
  • Meditation & Counseling Centre
  • Sri Lanka Customs

Available commercial facilities

  • Commercial Banks
  • Industrial Waste Handling & Disposal Facility
  • Freight Forwarding & Container Yard
  • Postal Services
  • Insurance
  • Healthcare facilities for workers


Average current market salary scales for following positions in manufacturing sector in BOI Enterprises (As at November 2020)
 In Western ProvinceIn Other Provinces
  (184.31 – ER) (184.31-ER)
Factory Plant Level
Technical (Non Executive)40,000.00217.0035,000.00189.89
Technical (Executive)45,000.00244.1540,000.00217.02
Senior Manager250,000.001356.40200,000.001085.12
Office / Administrative Level
Office Aide18,000.0097.6016,000.0086.80
Clerical & Allied30,000.00162.7625,000.00135.64
Senior Manager175,000.00949.48150,000.00813.84

Mr. H S K Fernando

Director – Zones (Katunayake EPZ)

Telephone: 011-2252362

Mobile        :  077-7986474