Postal Department to be kept open for allowance payments

Postal Department to be kept open for allowance payments

Postal Department to be kept open for allowance payments

Written by Amani Nilar

14 Sep, 2021 | 1:16 pm

COLOMBO (News 1st): The payment of this month’s allowances for the elderly, including pension payments will be made on the 17th and 18th of September, according to the Postal Department.

Post-Master General Ranjith Ariyaratne stated that facilities have been provided at all post offices for this purpose, as it has been decided to keep post offices open only for 04 days a week during the curfew period.

Accordingly, post offices will be open only on Mondays, Tuesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays every week.

About 500 postal workers have been infected with COVID-19 and operations of about 50 post offices have been temporarily suspended due to the pandemic, the Post Master General said.

He noted that during the curfew period, measures were taken to maintain the postal service in accordance with COVID-19 health regulations.

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