Malyasia to assist to recover addresses of defaced parcels

Malyasia to assist to recover addresses of defaced parcels

Malyasia to assist to recover addresses of defaced parcels

Written by Staff Writer

21 Jun, 2020 | 10:44 am

COLOMBO(News 1st): Malaysia had agreed to assist in the process to recover the addresses of around 37,000 parcels shipped to Sri Lanka during COVID-19 lockdown period in the country.

Port Master General Ranjith Ariyaratne speaking to News 1st said details of the parcels will be sent to the Malaysian authorities and once the process is complete the parcels would be sent to recipients in Sri Lanka.

Addresses of around 4,000 parcels and letters from overseas which were defaced have been located, according to the Department of Posts said last week.

Joint Cabinet Spokesperson Minister (Dr.) Bandula Gunawardena last Thursday (June 18th) said, over 45,000 parcels dispatched from Malaysia, were defaced.

Thereafter when News 1st inquired with Senior Superintendent at Sri Lanka Post, Aslam Hassan on how the parcels got defaced.

“Around 45,000 E-commerce parcels were received on the 10th of June from Malaysia adding those parcels had been accepted by Malaysian postal authorities before the 15th of March,” Aslam Hassan, Senior Superintendent at Sri Lanka Post told News 1st last Friday (June 19).

Therefore around three months have passed since the parcels were posted and the addresses on parcels are thermal printed and there is a possibility of these being erased in several days, therefore the delay in receiving these parcels had resulted in defacing of the addresses, according to Aslam Hassan.

“Around 4,000 addresses of such parcels were retrieved and the Department of Posts has begun the process of distributing them,” Aslam Hassan told News 1st.

Senior Superintendent at Sri Lanka Post, Aslam Hassan assured there is no risk of these parcels being misplaced as the Central Mail Exchange premises is secured with CCTV.

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