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Paying bills in Sri Lanka

Hello everyone,

What bills do you pay? If you are renting, are bills included in the price of rent, and is this common practice in Sri Lanka?

How can you pay your bills (e.g. online, at provider's store, at the post office)? Which is the most convenient or reliable way?

With what frequency are different bills sent in Sri Lanka? Are there different deadlines for payment?

Thank you for sharing your experience.

Priscilla

Commonly water and electricity bills we have to pay, but that cost included or not included to rent depend on what you agreed with house owner.
You can pay online/provider store/ post office or bank and way you have to decide
Monthly they send bills but deadlines are different

Electricity bills ban be paid at
1) directly at the CEB
2) the food city (cash only) a surcharge of Rs 20/- per bill
3) internet
4) if you do not pay on time a surcharge applies on the bill next month

Water bills
1) Municipal Council
2) Sathosa
3) Internet
4) surcharge for late payment

Phone bills you pay according to the company directly at their office or internet.

Some phone company bills you can pay at supermarket cashier.e.g. keels, food city, laughs, arpico..and electrical equipment sales outlets. e.g. singer, abans.

http://www.businesstoday.lk/article.php?article=5159
https://www.dialog.lk/browse/reports.js … nefld90485

Customer paying bill at Supermarkets does create queues sometimes though  :( , particularly if there is only one cashier and some golden oldie has rocked-up with all his bills, without organising them and seem to be working out amount to pay, then and there. :mad:

Kandy food city has a special counter to pay the bills. Sometimes people are not aware and wait to pay to the cashier.

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