Sri Lanka

10-5-21

Sri Lanka Post advises that the government has temporarily lifted the national lockdown, with effect from 1 October 2021. However, government-imposed restrictions and guidelines will continue to have an impact on delivery standards for all categories of mail. Therefore, the Department of Posts is unable to guarantee compliance with the agreed delivery standards for all mail categories.

8-25-21

Sri Lanka Post advises that the government has announced a national lockdown Aug. 21-30. There will be impacts to processing and delivery of all inbound mail and transportation of outbound mail. The post is unable to guarantee compliance with delivery standards for all mail categories.

8-16-21

Sri Lanka Post advises the government has again imposed island-wide travel restrictions due to rapid spread of COVID-19. All mail items sent to the nation will be processed and delivered in compliance with restrictions and safety guidelines. The office of exchange and all other mail sorting centers are operating on a limited number of days with a reduced workforce. Processing and delivery of all inbound mail and transportation of outbound mail will be heavily impacted by the current situation. The post is unable to guarantee compliance with delivery standards for all mail categories.

6-21-21

Sri Lanka’s post advises that the government has temporarily lifted island-wide travel restrictions. All mail items sent to Sri Lanka will be processed and delivered in compliance with restrictions and safety guidelines imposed by the government to prevent the further spread of the coronavirus. The office of exchange and all other mail sorting centers are operating with a reduced workforce. International airports remain open for limited passenger/cargo flights, and outbound mail transport is still restricted to a limited number of destinations with available air carriers. These new measures will continue to impact delivery standards for all categories of mail. Sri Lanka’s post is unable to guarantee compliance with agreed delivery standards for all mail categories.

6-14-21

Sri Lanka’s post advises that, due to the rapid spread of COVID-19, the government has extended the current strict island-wide travel restrictions until June 21. The post will continue to operate under the current restrictions and safety guidelines. Sri Lanka’s post is therefore unable to guarantee compliance with the agreed delivery standards for all mail categories.

6-7-21

Sri Lanka’s post advises that, owing to the rapid spread of COVID-19, the government has extended the current island-wide travel restrictions until June 14. International airports remain open to cargo flights and a minimal number of passenger flights. All inbound mail will be transported to the Colombo office of exchange, operating with the limited workforce available. The processing and delivery of all inbound mail, as well as the transportation of outbound mail, will be heavily impacted by the current situation. Sri Lanka’s post is therefore unable to guarantee compliance with the agreed delivery standards for all mail categories.