SL Post looking at alternatives


Sri Lanka Post is looking at alternative methods of sending mail and parcels to Russia, following a decision by Russia’s flagship carrier Aeroflot to suspend flight operations to Sri Lanka.

Deputy Postmaster General (Operations), D.A. Rajitha
K. Ranasinghe said, although a decision was initially made to suspend accepting postal items with addresses in Russia via airmail, this decision was later withdrawn and now they’re seeking alternative methods.

Ranasinghe requested that customers be notified that there will be a delay in the delivery of their items as the officials are still searching to send the items via alternative methods.

Russia’s leading airline, Aeroflot, announced on Saturday that it would suspend commercial flights to Sri Lanka after the island’s authorities detained the Airbus A330 jet on 2 June.

By Kanchana Kolagolla