The Ministry of Ports and Highways is the apex organization in Sri Lanka for the Ports and Highways sector responsible for the formulation of policies, programs and projects in regard to the subjects of Ports, Highways, Expressways and other subjects for the purpose of achieving the socio-economic development, mobility, connectivity and accessibility needs of the people of Sri Lanka. The Ministry’s vision is to become a leading partner in making Sri Lanka the “Emerging Wonder of Asia” by providing an island-wide modern road network and world-class maritime facilities.
On 3 October 2012, Dr. Naveed Anwar, Executive Director, AIT Consulting had the opportunity to meet with Mr. R. W. R. Pemasiri, Secretary, Ministry of Ports and Highways, Sri Lanka to discuss about possible collaboration between the organizations. The meeting was also attended Mr. L.V.S Weerakoon, Design Office (C.P.), Road Development Authority and Ms. Ireshika Karunrathna, Assistant Consultant. The Ministry showed keen interest in working together for ongoing and future projects, and the proposals for a Professional Development program on Public Private Partnership (PPP) for the Transportation sector and workshop in the area of Sustainable Infrastructure projects are currently being developed.