SLPA to clear all imported goods via e-payments
The Sri Lanka Ports Authority (SLPA) introduced an online electronic payment system to clear imports at the Port of Colombo. This allows port users to make payments from their homes or offices.
Implemented on instructions of SLPA Chair, General Daya Ratnayake, this special facility will enable port users to make their payments easily. Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, all terminals of the Colombo Port have been made readily available with necessary arrangements towards required services for all stakeholders. At present, the SLPA and all terminals at Colombo Port have maintained port operations with the implementation of a strategic crisis management plan.
Accordingly, complying with Government health regulations, steps have been secured to protect port employees and port users from the pandemic by facilitating remote payments via the internet.
With such extensions, facilities have been offered by the SLPA with three payment systems to clear FCL and LCL cargo through respective clearance agencies via