Written by Zulfick Farzan
08 May, 2020 | 3:20 pm
Colombo (News 1st); The grace period granted for importers to clear their freight cargo containers from the Colombo Port ends today.
Chairman of the Sri Lanka Ports Authority Retired General Daya Ratnayake speaking to News 1st said importers will have to pay a certain amount as a delay charge when clearing cargo from today.
He went on to note SLPA stores are accommodating goods at maximum capacity.
Retired General Daya Ratnayake requested the general public and importers to clear their cargo from the port as soon as possible as no concessions would be granted from today.
Earlier this week, the Sri Lanka Ports Authority said during the Covid-19 pandemic, all operations at the Colombo Port were carried out successfully, following the recommended health guidelines.
It added the Colombo Port is the only port in South Asia that has continuously provided its services during this pandemic.
Sri Lanka Ports Authority, therefore, urged all parties not to be misled by the fake news propagated by various parties to achieve various narrow objectives.
All information related to the Sri Lanka Ports Authority and the Colombo Port can be accessed through our official websites at slpa.lk and news.slpa.lk
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