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* Sri Lanka Postal Department introduces a business mail service
Saturday, April 28, 2007, 13:29 GMT, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Apr 28, Colombo: The Sri Lanka Postal Department introduced a business postal service with the increase of postal charges yesterday.

The postage for all business letters under 30 grams is Rs. 15, while the personal postage remains unchanged at Rs. 5. All letters with return addresses of businesses and post boxes, windowed envelopes and envelopes with advertisements will be identified as business letters. All bulk mail will also be considered business letters.

The Postal Department will provide a concession of Rs. 8 for normal mail. It expects to provide a value added service to the business mail. The Postal Department has increased all postages except the normal mail.

Meanwhile, the General Secretary of the Postal and Telecommunication Officers’ Union K.N. Weerasekara said that his union protests the postage amendment. He said that due to the high business postage, people will avoid mail.

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