The validity period of passports issued to minors has been reduced.
Issuing a communique, Immigration and Emigration Controller, Chulananda Perera has stated that the current ten year validity period of passports for those under the age of 16, has now been reduced to three years.
The same day service for all-country passports is now Rs. 3500 while the normal service is Rs.1500.
The same day service for passports to Middle Eastern countries is Rs.1500 while the normal service is Rs.1000.