CSCL not only has a quite a long history, but also a reputation as a dependable carrier in the South Asia , Europe and Far East trades.
CSCL won the prestigious awards from Lloyd of London and Port of London Authority as the Star Performer for 03 consecutive years from 1993 to 1995 and again in 1997 for the excellent services offered on the South Asia route from Europe .
CSC together with Sri Lanka Ports Authority was instrumental for introduction of containerization to the South Asia in early 1980s before any other South-Asian line.
CSC and CSCL can justifiably claim the credit for producing the majority of generations of Sri Lankan maritime experts in many fields and seafarers working in the country and abroad.
1969 –February Ceylon Shipping Corporation Ltd was set up as Limited Liability Company, under Company ordinance No.51 of 1938 as joint Public Private Sector Enterprise.
1970-January Head Office established at No.06, Sir Baron Jayathilake Mw, Colombo 01.
1970-April Ceylon Shipping Lines Ltd was incorporated into the CSCL.
1971-January Mv. Finnamore Valley purchased and renamed as Mv.Lanka Rani
1971-June Ceylon Shipping Corporation came in to being as a statutory Corporation and Sri Lanka 's Flag Carrier by Act.No.11 of 1971 of ment.
1971-November Ceylon Port Services Ltd was reactivated to Ship Chandel CSC's vessels.
1971-November The Ceylon Freight Bureau was established to allocate export cargo to all ships loading cargo in Sri Lanka , with the special emphasis to supporting the CSC.
1971-December Mv.Lanka Rani inaugurated the CSC first Liner service between Ceylon & UK / Continent
CSC OWNED CONVENTIONAL VESSELS
NAME OF VESSEL DATE OF DELIVERY COMMISSIONED DATE OF SALE AT THE PORT OF
Mv.Lanka Rani 15.01.1971 Singapore 22.05.1986
Mv.Lanka Sagarika 08.02.1972 Japan 05.07.1983
Mv.Lanka Devi 11.04.1972 Norway 01.02.1985
Mv.Lanka Kalyani 20.09.1972 Canton 02.09.1985
Mv.Lanka Kanthi 28.11.1972 Colombo 21.08.1985
Mv.Lanka Shanthi May 1973 Antwerp 07.05.1986
Mv.Lanka Keerthi February 1975 Singapore 26.03.1985
Mv.Lanka Ratna 29.08.1975 Spain 26.05.1986
Mt. Tammanna September 1975 Colombo 06.04.1984