Coronavirus halts postal services in Sri Lanka’s Western province, Galle, Bati, Kuliyapitiya offices
ECONOMYNEXT – Sri Lanka Post said it is halting letter deliveries to the Western province and post offices in Galle, Batticaloa and Kuliyapitiya until further notice amid an upsurge Coronavirus but medicines would continue to be distributed.
Many customers in the areas were not accepting letters or parcels, Sri Lanka’s postal chief Ranjith Ariyarante said.
The decision was also taken to protect postmen, he said.
Post offices in the rest of the country will not accept letter for delivery to the post offices.
The central mail exchange in Colombo will also be closed for customers.
But deliveries of medicine to patients of government hospitals would continue.
Sri Lanka’s Gampaha district, parts of the capital Colombo and some areas in Kuliyapitiya are under Coronavirus curfews. (Colombo/Oct26/2020)