Revenue & Services Directorate (Katunayake)

  • Cargo Clearing Process
  • Contacts

Business

Import Cargo can be categorized into:

  • Postal cargo
  • Diplomatic Cargo/ mail
  • Courier Cargo
  • Transhipment Cargo( Ship spares, Bonding goods under supervision)
  • General Cargo
  • Clearance of BOI Cargo
  • Carnet
  • Clearance of Dead bodies
  • Clearance of ferishable cargo. (Fish, Pet animals, live fish, plants etc, subject to relevant conditions)

Cargo Clearing Process

ASYCUDA CUSDEC (Customs Declaration) has to be prepared in 4 copies (Warrant copy, Delivery Copy, Exchange Copy, Party's Copy). Cusdec can be processed either at Customs Long Room (Katunayake), or Importers office to whom the DTI facility has been given.

Prepared CUSDEC should be forwarded at the Long room along with following Documents:

  • Two bank stamped invoices/ packing list
  • Goods arrival notice/ Air Way Bill/ House Way Bill
  • Other documents needed (if necessary) Mentioned below are a few restricted items that needed Licenses/ approval etc.
    • Phones and accessories
      • TRC (Telecommunication Regulatory Commission)
      • ICL (Import Control License)
    • Medicines and Medical equipments
      • NMRA (National Medicines Regulatory Authority)
      • ICL (Import Control License)
    • Rifles, guns and other weapons
      • Ministry of Defence approval
      • ICL (Import Control License)
    • Live plants
      • Plant Quarantine
    • Vegetables and fruits
      • IFIU (Imported Food Inspection Unit)
    • Live Animals
      • Animal Quarantine
      • ICL (Import Control License)
    • All Food Items
      • IFIU (Imported Food Inspection Unit)
    • Cosmetics
      • CDDA (Cosmetics Drugs Devices Authority)
    • Out boat Engines (more than 25 HP)/ Motor cycle engines (More than 250cc)
      • Ministry of Defence
      • ICL

Contact Information

Revenue and Services Directorate,
Air Cargo Terminal,
Katunayake,

Tel :
Director of Customs : +94 11  2264466
Deputy Director of Customs (Declaration 1): +94 11 2264467
Deputy Director of Customs (Declaration 2): +94 11 2264484
Deputy Director of Customs (Examinations) : +94 11 2264469
Deputy Director of Customs (Screening) : +94 11 2264468
Deputy Director of Customs (DHL) : +94 11 4339456
Deputy Director of Customs (Colombo Cargo Express): +94 11 2265662
E mail : rsk@customs.gov.lk
Fax : +94 11 2252812