The Department of Posts says that local postal charges will be revised with effect from next Monday (15).
The Postal Department announced that a fare revision will be rolled out with the aim of covering a majority of costs incurred in relation to services provided to customers.
Accordingly, the Sri Lanka Postal Department announced that it will cut costs in providing services to the public under six steps.
They plan to combine the Speed Post and Ledge Post service into one service and introduce the SL Post Courier service as a value adding component.
Revised rates will be charged from customers, under this service.
Ministries and State Departments will be able to post letters of up to 5 Kgs under the new service, superseding the previous limit of 2 Kgs for the registered post.
The Cash On Delivery (COD) service will also be introduced by the postal department to distribute packages for business or e-commerce purposes.
The limit to be placed on money orders will also be increased from Rs. 5,000 to Rs. 100,000 under the proposed changes.
The notice also explained that different fees would be charged for online and paper based money orders.
Other value adding services such as the development of the postal service to distribute flyers informing of certain products to registered addresses, and the distribution of leaflets to homes without requesting for an address sample will be introduced.
The Department also informed that fax money orders and distribution of annual reports will be discontinued.