Mail, Post office in Colombo


The postal system in Sri Lanka is quite efficient and has been recently modernized. It offers a bouquet of services besides sending letters/parcels nationally and internationally. It is administered by Department of Post.

Post Offices

Post offices and post boxes are easy to locate. The post boxes are a stand-out red colour and usually placed at prominent street corners. All post offices, along with localities, have a specified postal code, which should be added in all communications.

In all letters, parcels, you should be sure to write a full address and also include the sender's address and phone details on the left-hand corner of the parcel/letter to ensure that it is sent back in case of non-delivery to its recipient.

Update 22/07/2018


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