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
(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: email@example.com
Staff officer in charge of the service
Director/ SCPPC, Dr DH Muthukudaarachchi
Specimen of the Application and Guidelines
application and guidelines
Organization InformationDepartment of Agriculture
Old Galaha road,
Dr. Rohan Wijekoon