Facilities and Services

Sri Lanka Posts  was established by the Dutch ruler’s way back in 1798 in the Maritime Provinces of the country with five offices. Today it has grown in to a mammoth organisation with more than 19,000 employees. Sri Lanka Posts serves a population of nearly 20 million inhabitants in Sri Lanka. During the existence of Sri Lanka Posts though known by various names it continued to serve the populace with dedication.

In the year 2,004 we had a Post Office for every 2, 400 people of this country. This in real terms means that there was an office for every 14 km radius. Today majority of our offices are equipped with state of the art equipment to provide an efficient service to our customers.

Through the 4,712 offices we provide a variety of services. We give below a summary of our services but you can learn more about them from the web site.

Communications (Posts & Telecom)

  • Letter mail
  • EMS (International)
  • Registered Letters
  • Speed Post (Domestic)
  • Logi Post (Domestic)
  • Tele-Mail
  • Parcel Post
  • Post-Fax
  • Insured Post
  • E-mail (in all three languages)
  • Internet surfing


  • Postage Stamps & Stationary
  • Stamp Albums
  • Commemorative & Definitive Stamps
  • Greeting Cards
  • First Day & Special Covers
  • First Day & Special Covers
  • Year Packs
  • Souvenir (miniature) Sheets
  • Presentation Packs
  • Stamped Stationary
  • International Reply Coupons


  • Money Order Services (Ordinary, Telegraph)
  • Money–Fax
  • PMT (E-Money Order)


  • National Savings Bank Activities (Savings & Fixed Deposits)