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Transportation

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Airports: 18 (2007)
Airports - with paved runways: total: 14
over 3,047 m: 1
1,524 to 2,437 m: 6
914 to 1,523 m: 7 (2007)
Airports - with unpaved runways: total: 4
914 to 1,523 m: 1
under 914 m: 3 (2007)
Railways: total: 1,449 km
broad gauge: 1,449 km 1.676-m gauge (2006)
Roadways: total: 97,287 km
paved: 78,802 km
unpaved: 18,485 km (2003)
Waterways: 160 km (primarily on rivers in southwest) (2006)
Merchant marine: total: 24 ships (1000 GRT or over) 162,280 GRT/227,478 DWT
by type: bulk carrier 2, cargo 18, container 2, petroleum tanker 2
foreign-owned: 6 (Germany 6)
registered in other countries: 3 (Panama 3) (2007)
Ports and terminals: Colombo