Letters

The postage on inland letters shall be prepaid by means of postage stamps affixed or impressed by a stamping die or franking machine.

Ordinary mail   Rs10.00

Business mail Rs 15.00

Any article for business or any article exceeding 20 grams are considered as business mail.

Any article found in the letter post which may not be transmitted thereby shall, if admissible as a parcel, be transferred to the parcel post and surcharged at parcel rates of postage as a parcel irregularly posted.

Dimensions

No letter may exceed 610 mm in length, 300 mm in width and 300 mm in depth.

Unpaid and insufficiently paid Letters

If the postage on any letter is not prepaid, charges at double the postage, shall be recovered from the addressee before the letter is delivered to him.

If the postage on any letter is insufficient, double the amount of the deficiency, subject to a minimum surcharge of Rs.10.00 shall be recovered from the addressee before the letter is delivered to him.


Special Notes:

Articles enclosed in window covers and or envelops advertisements printed on considered a business mail.
Special rate of Rs: 12/= can be obtained for articles

  • Min no of articles should be 25,000
  • Maximum weight per article should be 20grms
  • Should be handed over to special counter (Bulk counter) at Central Mail Exchange, D.R Wijewardhana Mawatha, Colombo 01000