Our Objectives

  • Develop infrastructure facilities for storage of Marine fuel.
  • Manage in an efficient and effective way as the center of the Bunkering Business.
  • Ensure safety of the storage at the premises.
  • Improve and maintain high level of productivity among all employees.
  • Improve health, safety and environmental friendly measures in Operations.
  • Provide an efficient and effective service to customers.

To become the Bunkering Hub in Sri Lanka by year 2024.


To maximize company’s value by developing infrastructure and storage facilities to Bunker License Holders.

About JCT

The Jaya Container Terminals Limited (JCT Limited), is a fully owned subsidiary of Sri Lanka Ports Authority. Jaya Container Terminals Limited (PB 960) was incorporated on 21 February 2002 under the Companies Act No. 17 of 1982 and re-registered under the Companies Act No. 07 of 2007 as a Public Company.

In year 2008, Jaya Container Terminals Limited was assigned by the Sri Lanka Ports Authority to manage and operate JCT Limited at No.69, Walls Lane, Colombo 15. The main activity of the company is to manage and operate JCT Limited which established as a Sri Lanka Customs approved Public Bond to facilitate Bunker License Holders (BLHs) to store their imported bunker fuels.

The primary business of the JCT Limited is storing of Marine fuel which supplies for vessels in the sea. The marine fuels in the fuel categories of Low Sulpher Fuel Oil (LSFO) 380 and Marine Gas Oil (MGO) are currently stored at the premises. At present, JCT Limited facility is spread over 9 Acres with 13 Fuel tanks to store marine fuel with a total capacity of 35,000 MT.

Message from the Chairman

Dear Valued Stakeholders,

It is with pleasure that I am welcoming you to the official website of Jaya Container Terminal Limited (JCT). Thank you for your interest and we encourage you to explore our website, from the list of our achievements and to have an insight into our industry.

JCT Limited is a 100% fully owned subsidiary of the Sri Lanka Ports Authority and our key role is to manage, operate oil bunkering and to provide sufficient fuel for the vessels.

We have been in operation since Year 2008, and we have been a profitable entity throughout with 120 dedicated employees. We are focused on growing our business, infrastructure with our strong commitment to the continuous development of the company, by consistently improving in our respective zones while enhancing the capacity in the future.

I take this opportunity to thank His Excellency the President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, Hon Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa, Hon Minister of Ports & Shipping Rohitha Abeygunawardena for the vision and guidance provided to the management of JCT.

Lakmal Ratnayake, Attorney-at-Law

Chairman – Jaya Container Terminals Limited
Director – Magampura Port Management Company (Pvt) Ltd.
Former Director – Sri Lanka Ports Authority

Message from the Managing Director

Dear Valued Stakeholders,

As the premier oil bunkering facility in Sri Lanka, I would like to extend my appreciation to our esteemed customers, business partners and employees who are the key pillars for the success of Jaya Container Terminals Limited, throughout the past 13 years.

We JCT Limited are committed to operate and deliver a reliable timely service in bunkering by utilizing its facilities, directly and transparently to our trades by reaching out to that extra mile by adding a great value to the business.

One main component in our major expansion projects is the building of new storage tanks with the motive of expanding the Colombo Oil Bank which is already under progress while the entire globe is badly affected and resulting in major losses to the transportation sector, including the shipping industry.

In keeping with its vision the JCT Limited has worked immensely towards achieving its objectives by going the extra mile to serve its customers even during the COVID-19 pandemic period.

Asia-Pacific is one of the largest exporters of goods globally and is leading the market for bunkering. With the expected growth in maritime trade, the region is likely to continue its dominance throughout.

Therefore, being proactive and innovative has proven us to project ahead in initiating a novel approach by setting up goals in order to identify many other strategically potential locations such as Trincomalee Port to look in to the possibilities of commencing the bunkering business.

We, JCT Limited, are looking forward to comply with the demand of the global bunkering market in keeping with global oil bunkering trends and standards and further researching in marine waste oil and sludge oil reception and refining which too has a high demand in Sri Lanka.

I wish to extend my heartfelt gratitude to The President of The Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, His Excellency Gotabaya Rajapaksa, The Prime Minister, Hon. Mahinda Rajapaksa and the Minister of Ports & Shipping Hon. Rohitha Abeygunawrdena for the encouragement, motivation and the guidance provided throughout the period of success of the JCT Limited.

Leshan De Silva

B.A. (Hons.) UK
Managing Director - Jaya Container Terminals Limited.