Sri Lanka increases passport charges

Sri Lanka's Immigration and Emigration Department - Passport office Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka’s Immigration and Emigration Department. (REUTERS / Dinuka Liyanawatte)

Sri Lanka has decided to increase the fees levied on passports with effect from tomorrow (November 17).

Accordingly, it will now cost Rs. 20,000/- to obtain a passport under the One-Day Service.

The cost for a passport under the normal services has been increased to Rs. 5,000/- from Rs. 3,500/-.