Post offices to increase charges on bill payments
Sri Lanka post offices have increased the rates charged for paying electricity and water bills.
Accordingly, the amount of Rs. 05 previously charged for settling water bills via post offices will be increased to Rs. 20. Settling electricity bills via post offices will also require a charge of Rs. 20.
Earlier, the Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) paid 02 per cent for the Department of Posts for electricity bills and the above revision was made given that the rate has now been slashed to 01 per cent, a statement by the Department said.
The move comes in due to the increased expenses at the Postal Department and the relevant circular in this regard has been forwarded to all postmasters, said Postmaster General Ranjith Ariyaratne.