Revised postal charges effective from today
August 15, 2022 06:34 pm
The revised postal charges come into effect today (Aug 15). Accordingly, the Department of Posts stated that the postal rate for a normal letter which was at Rs. 15.00, is increased to Rs.50.00.
It is also mentioned that the registered postal fee which prevails at Rs.30 has moved up to Rs.60.
Under the facility to post letters on subsidized charges for charitable and voluntary organizations, the postage fee for a letter weighing up to 20 grams has been revised from Rs. 12 to Rs. 30.
However, the Department of Posts stated that 07 conditions must be completed for this postal rates revision.
The postal charges for letters received by the Central Mail Exchange and distributed in the Colombo city limits (01-15), have been revised from Rs. 12 to Rs. 30 and several conditions have been added to this as well.
It is stated that the fee for open printed matter parcels and letter service has been revised from Rs. 12 to Rs. 30.
The initial charge for newspapers and magazines registered within the Postal Department has been revised from Rs. 10 to Rs. 20 and the maximum weight that can be sent through the service is 1kg, the Postal Department said.
Further, the freight charge for Sri Lanka Post Courier Service is increased to Rs.200 for parcels weighing up to 250 grams.
Meanwhile, the maximum amount of money which can be transferred using a money order via post offices has been increased from Rs. 50,000 up to Rs. 100,000. It has also mentioned that the maximum amount of money that can be transferred by money order via a sub-post office is Rs. 25,000.
The Department of Posts stated that the aforementioned measures have been taken in accordance with the current customer requirements and the market competition.