Money Orders

Definition

A “Money Order” is an order granted by the Post Office for the payment of a sum of money through the agency of the Post Office. A “Remitter” is the person who sends the money; and a “Payee” is the person named to whom the money is to be paid.

Money Order Offices in Sri Lanka

The Post Offices and Sub-Post Offices in Sri Lanka at which Money Orders are issued and paid are indicated in the Table of Offices in Part II, Section 8.

The Issue of Maximum Amount of a Money Order

The maximum amount for which a Money Order can be issued is Rs. 25000. The maximum amount for which a Money Order can be issued, for payment in other countries and places is given in the Foreign Money Order and Postal Order Services Section.

Minimum Amount of a Money Order

The minimum amount for which an order can be issued is one cent and in the case of Telegraph Money Orders is one rupee. Except in the case of Telegraph Money Orders no order can include the fractional part of the minimum.