Revised postal charges from yesterday
The revised postal charges were put into effect yesterday (15). Accordingly, the Department of Posts stated that the postal rate for a normal letter which was at Rs. 15 has been increased to Rs. 50
The department also mentioned that the registered postal fee, which was set at Rs. 30, has moved up to Rs. 60.
Under the facility to post letters on subsidised charges for charitable and voluntary organisations, 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 seven conditions must be completed for this postal rate revision.
The postal charges for letters received by the Central Mail Exchange and distributed in the Colombo City limits (1-15) have been revised from Rs. 12 to Rs. 30 and several conditions have been added to this as well.
The department 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 1 kg, the Postal Department said.
Further, the freight charge for Sri Lanka Post Courier Service has been 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. The department 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 market competition.