Writing Postal Address



How to Write a Sri Lanka Postal Mail Address.

A properly written address of a person or company will make the mail to reach its destination faster and if the person is not there, the mail will be sent to the sender with proper information. Here we are explaining you on how to write a postal mail address for quick and perfect delivery in time for a Sri Lanka address. Don't forget to affix the required amount of unused stamps on the postal mail cover. It is better to post in the post box located outside of your local post office. Or if it’s an overseas mail you can hand over to the stamp counter or follow the instructions given by the post office staff.

There are many kinds of envelops available for you to select from. Yellow or white one is good for local posts while red and blue boarder marked envelops are good for overseas mail. On the front right side of the envelop write the person name with the correct suffix as Mr., Miss, Mrs., Messers, Ms, Rev, Father or other proper one of the receiver. If possible write the persons full name, then the house number followed by the street name in the same line. Then write down the Town or City name and the  Post office name along with its postal code.

Name of Addressee,
House Number and Street Name,
Post  Office and its Post Code (Zip Code)

Here is a sample one.

To:
Mr. David Brown,
63, East Drive Lane,
Colombo - 00600
Sri Lanka

You can write your name and address on the back of envelop with the heading “From”  in small letter will allow you to get the postal mail returned back if the person is not living in that address any more. No charge will apply for the returned postal mail, if it is returned back to the sender. If you didn't affix the required value stamps on the postal mail then the receiver will have to pay a fine when he receives the mail from the postman.


When you want to send a registered post on the left side of envelop write your address with "From". On the right side bottom write the receivers name and details. When you give it to the post office they will stick the registered post number on the top left and you have to stick required stamps on the right top side of the envelop. If everything is correct the post office staff will give you a receipt for the registered post. This is a proof of sending that mail and will help you to track the mails route too.

A Note to you

Public holidays, Sundays and Poya days are the best time to make low priced calls to any part of the world from Sri Lanka through out the day and night.

International country code of Sri Lanka is +94 or 0094.