Lankapage Logo CP 21 YEARS
Go Home Home Serving the Sri Lankan community globally since 2000
go to

Leading News from Sri Lanka::

* Sri Lanka Customs makes special arrangements to provide service during the curfew and COVID 19 pandemic
Tue, Mar 24, 2020, 10:18 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Mar 24, Colombo: Sri Lanka Customs has made arrangements to provide services to the importers, exporters and other agencies under the prevailing situation of the country due to COVID 19 pandemic, the agency said.

Sri Lanka Customs stated that these arrangements are applicable for both sea cargo and air cargo processes.

“However, please note that these arrangements are made subject to health and safety measures notified by the government, especially to minimize the human gathering thus preventing the spread of this deadly decease. Therefore, the Director-General of Customs requests all the persons visiting the Customs premises to strictly follow the health and safety measures notified by the government.” Customs statement said.

Clearance of Imported Essential Goods
The arrangements have been made to facilitate the clearance of imported essential goods such as food items, perishable goods, medicines, medical devices and related items. Further, bulk cargo such as gas, petroleum, fertilizers, cement etc., and any raw material or commodity intended for the production of essential goods shall also be cleared during this period. Clearance of rest of the imported commodities will be decided in due course after monitoring the pandemic situation of the country.

Clearance of Urgent Exports
The arrangements have been made to facilitate the clearance of urgent exports. However, a limited number of exports will be facilitated per day to prevent unnecessary overcrowdings. Therefore, the exporters are requested to make prior arrangements with the Customs staff at the Exports Facilitation Centre or Air Cargo Village before bringing in the goods to the respective centres.

Clearance of Unaccompanied Passenger Baggage
The clearance of all unaccompanied passenger baggage (UPB) is suspended until further notice.

Other Services
The arrangements have been made to facilitate all the other services such as submission of cargo manifests, renewal of TIN registrations and new TIN registrations related to the clearance of imported essential goods and urgent exports. Therefore, all the related agencies are requested to make prior arrangements with the Customs staff at the relevant working points before visiting the same.


ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories ::
All quarantined foreigners released from QCs after completion of 14-day isolation
-- [4 hours ago]
Sri Lanka economy grew at an estimated rate of 2.3 percent in 2019
-- [4 hours ago]
Sri Lanka warns public of fraudsters collecting money using COVID–19 Fund as cover
-- [5 hours ago]
Sri Lanka reports fourth COVID-19 coronavirus death
-- [5 hours ago]
Former Speaker assures all party support to government to overcome coronavirus challenge
-- [6 hours ago]
IUSF undergraduate arrested for false Facebook report related to COVID-19
-- [6 hours ago]
Police to take legal action against publishing malicious reports in social media about COIVD-19 pandemic
-- [7 hours ago]
Sri Lanka appeals to expatriates for foreign currency inflows assuring no restrictions
-- [7 hours ago]
Coronavirus update: 300 people associated with the third deceased patient sent to quarantine
-- [7 hours ago]
SriLankan Airlines implements cost-saving measures to ensure its survival, livelihoods of employees
-- [8 hours ago]

Copyright © 2000, 2020 by (LLC) :
The news and other contents on ColomboPage are copyrighted property of, LLC. Any unauthorized use of any information on ColomboPage may constitute a violation of copyright laws. You need written permission to reproduce, republish, post, transmit, broadcast or distribute, material from this site from, LLC. However, news organizations or broadcasters in Sri Lanka may republish the news items in ColomboPage with proper acknowledgment to ColomboPage.