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Registration of Repair Persons / Agency of weights, Measures and weighing or Measuring Instruments

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Any person / agency who wishes to obtain a Repair License must pass the theory & practical examination conducted by the Measurement Units, Standards and Services Department. The Licenses are issued under Mechanical repair and Electronic repair categories.

  1. Weights and Measures
  2. Scale Beams
  3. Spring Balance
  4. Platform Machines
  5. Counter Scales
  6. Weighbridges
  7. All types of Mechanical Weighing Instruments
  8. All types of Electronic Weighing Instrument
  9. Any other additional makes


When a person or an organization employs a gang to repair weighing and measuring instruments each gang shall have a certificate of registration. A repair gang means a person or group of persons used to repair instruments. Each group shall have at least one person whose competence is accepted by the Director to repair such equipment. Names and National Identity Card numbers of such persons shall be notified to the Director.

Those holding a Certificate of Registration for the repair of these instruments shall comply with the relevant regulation and the Act.

Officer holding Certificate of Registration for repairing authorized weights, measures or weighing or measuring instruments. in one place or an institution shall not apply for registration in another place or an institution.

Disqualification Criteria

The repair license will be cancelled for the following reasons:

  • Upon the death of Technical Officer
  • On his resignation from the institution
  • On the determination that the Technical Officer in incapable of performing the functions of his office owing to his illness or mental or physical infirmity.

Submission Procedure

Make a request for repair license

The applicant is required to prepare and send a request letter indicating in which category the license is required.

Obtain an application form

The applicant would receive the Application Form upon passing the examination

Support Documents required

  1. Relevant educational and technical certificates
  2. National Identity Card

Hand over application form

He/she must fill the application form and submit it to the Department.
Then the license will be issued by the director MUSSD.

Working Days :-Monday to Friday

Working Hours :-8.30 am to 4.15 pm

Holidays :-All Public and Mercantile holidays

Step-by-Step Procedure:

Step 1: Applicant prepares and sends a request letter indicating which category of the license is required, to the Measurement Units, Standards and Services Department

Step 2: Department sends the letter to District Inspector for a workshop report

Step 3: District Inspector makes a field visit to the applicant’s workshop and performs an inspection to see whether the workshop has the suitable tools for repairing instruments.

Step 4: The District Inspector prepares a workshop report and sends it to the Measurement Units, Standards and Services Department

Step 5: The Department posts a letter to the applicant asking him to present for an examination.

Step 6: An examination on theory and practice is held for the applicant, by the Department..

Step 7: An examination is conducted to test the technical skills of the applicant.

Step 8: Once he/she successfully qualifies, the repair license is then issued to the applicant.

Note1: If the District Inspector is not satisfied with the condition of the workshop he/she will inform the Department. Reasons for rejection will be informed to the applicant by the department and he/she can apply again once the workshop requirements are met.

Note2: If the applicant fails the exam, he can re-sit the exam.

Note3: The license has to be renewed annually after registration.


Process Time Line

Applicant can get the license within 3 -6 months period

Examination duration: Theory Paper: 1 hour
Practical: 1 hour

Submission Timeline

Submit Application Form:
Working days – Monday to Friday
Counter open hours – 8.30 am to 4.15 pm
Holidays – All Public and Mercantile Holidays

Validity Timeline

A Repair license is valid only for a period of one year after which the license must be renewed.

Costs Related to the Service

Cost - Applicant bears the cost for obtaining this service.


Registration fee for a Repairer Rs.
Repair weights and measures 250.00
Repair scale beams 300.00
Repair spring balance 300.00
Repair Platform machines 350.00
Repair counter scale 350.00
Repair weighbridges 1000.00
Repair all types of mechanical weighing instruments 1500.00
Repair all types of electronic weighing instruments 1500.00
Repair any other additional makes 300.00
Class II scales 350.00


Any person not being registered by the Director, shall be guilty of an offence and be liable to a fine not exceeding Rs. 1,000/= or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding one year or to both such fine and imprisonment.

* Also Refer to Offences and Penalties Section

Support Documents Required

National Identity Card

Service Responsibility Matrix

Name Division
Director??????? Mr. K. Premasiri Kumara Measurement Units, Standards and Services Department

Organization Information

Department of Measurement Units, Standards and Services

No: 101,
Park Road,
Sri Lanka.

Acting Director
Fax Nos:+94-11-2597756

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