Products of Sri Lanka Customs

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I have taken efforts in this project. However, it would not have been possible without the kind support and help of many individuals and organizations. I would like to extend my sincere thanks to all of them.

I am highly indebted to Mr.Dileepa Sewwan Dissanayake (General Manager, APL Logistics), Mr.Jeevantha Gunetilake (Assistant Manager, Operations and Business Development), Mr.Vicky Anthony (Executive, APL Logistics & Customs House Agent), Mr. Derance Brisley (Operation Analyst, APL Logistics) and Mr.Choolan Nanayakkara (Operation Analyst, APL Logistics) for their guidance and constant supervision as well as for providing necessary information regarding the project & also for their support in completing the project.

I would like to express my gratitude towards Mr.M.R. Ranaraja (CEO, Exports, Sri Lanka Customs), Mr.T.Nandasiri (DDC, Exports, Sri Lanka Customs), Mr.D.M.G.Nimalthilake (SC,Exports, Sri Lanka Customs), Mr.G.R.Chandrasiri (DSC, Bonds, Sri Lanka Customs), Mr.S.P.Ginadasa (SC, Bonds, Sri Lanka Customs), Mr.A.H.S.Sunil Gunawardane (DDC, Bonds, Sri Lanka Customs), Mr.S.Nithkunanandan (DC, Bonds, Sri Lanka Customs), Mr.Shane Deshabandu (Executive, Abans), Mr.E.A.Jayathilake (Manager, Administration, Customer Service Center, Port of Colombo), Mr.Mangala Kirankankanamge (Assist.Manager, Commercial, MAS Intimates), Mr.Prashantha Chandralal (Executuve, Commercial, MAS Intimates), Mr.Mohomed Hilmi (Customs House Agent, ECU Line),Mr.Nirosh Aravinda (Customs House Agent, Times Freight) and Mr.Jayanath Pallegama (Executive, Operations, ACE Yard, Aitken Spence)for their kind co-operation and encouragement which help me in completion of this project.

I would like to express my special gratitude and thanks to industry persons for giving me such attention and time.

My thanks and appreciations also go to my parents in developing the project and people who have willingly helped me out with their abilities.

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Important note:

The project was conducted by APL Logistics, APL Lanka (Pvt) Ltd and carried out by Gishan Chaturanga. This website contains only some information of the project. The sensitive parts, matrix flow charts of the processes and the sample documents are removed due to security reasons. For further information consider contacting the author. All trademarks are registered trademarks of their respective owners.


  1. Importation
  2. Exportation
  3. Bonds
  4. Entrepot
  5. TIEP
  6. Re-Export
  7. Multi Country Consolidation (MCC)
  8. BOI Cargo Consolidation
  9. INFAC


The main objective of this project was to explore the product types available in Sri Lanka Customs and to provide a detailed report explaining the process, procedures, documentation, approvals, timeliness and the applicable charges. In this project I have presented the information product wise from the Customs as well as APL Logistics point of view. But in the highly dynamic and vast world of logistics, there can be scenarios which cannot be directly linked with any of the Customs products mentioned in this project. But I guarantee that any of the special situations that APL Logistics have to face in the future, can be handled using the information given in this project as a combination of multiple Customs product implementations or as a partial implementation a single Customs product. I strongly believe that APL Logistics can actually use these Customs products as operation level strategies to maximize their customer value while minimizing their cost in order to maximize the profit as a corporate level strategy in the long term.

Gishan Chaturanga,
Faculty of Engineering,
University of Moratuwa.
29th June 2012

Note: APL and APL Logistics are registered trademarks of their respective owners.

--Gishan Chaturanga 17:43, 10 July 2012 (IST)