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SCPPC: Issuance of import permits to import plant, planting material and plant products

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Who imports these items should obtain permits by law.

Process of submitting applications:
Applications can be collected from Seed Certification and Plant
Protection Center, Gannoruwa or downloaded from the DOA website.

Fees payable to obtain application form:
Free of charge

Time taken from submitting the application to the issuance of import permit:
about 3 weeks

Fees payable to obtain the service:
Free of charge

Time of supplying the service:
From 8.30 a.m. to 4.15 p.m. on week days excluding public holidays

Documents needed:
(a) To import new varieties of vegetable seeds: Catalogue details (description of the new variety)
(b) To import maiz and sorghum seeds for animal feed:A letter required from the Department of Animal Production and health
(c)To import flowers for religious purposes: A letter from the kovil, A letter from the Religious Affairs and Moral Upliftment / Department of Hindu Religious and Cultural Affairs
(d) To import seeds of forest plants: A consent letter from Forest Department.

Deviations from the normal procedure and special information
Permits to import prohibited plants will be given only to appropriate research institutes of Sri Lanka for research purposes under the approval of DGA by authorized officer (Director /SCPPC).

Place of the service given
Seed Certification & Plant Protection Center (SCPPC) P.O. Box 74, Gannoruwa, Peradeniya. Tp 0812388044 Email:

Staff officer in charge of the service
Director/ SCPPC, Dr DH Muthukudaarachchi

Specimen of the Application and Guidelines
application and guidelines

Organization Information

Department of Agriculture

Old Galaha road,
Sri Lanka.

Dr. W.M.W. Weerakoon
Telephones:+94-812-388 331,+94-812-388 332, +94-812-388 334
Fax Nos:+94-812388333

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