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13.Obtaining recommendations for importation of animal feed/materials

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  • Under the provisions of the Animal feed Act No.15 of 1986 & 2016, licenses should be obtained from the Registrar/Animal Feed, the Department of Animal Production & Health prior to import different types of raw materials for animal feed or manufacturing the animal feed.
  • If license has been taken already for animal feed manufacturing, obtaining license for importation of raw materials for the particular feed is not necessary.
  • After obtaining licenses, pre clearance approvals should be taken for each and every consignment after submitting necessary documents before importation.

Applications are available:

For registration as an Importer, there is an application available.


However for the pre clearance approvals, there is no application available, but we need some information. There is a format for it and need to submit the duly filled format with proforma invoices. 



Fee for the application: For registration Rs 1000/= will be charged at the time of submission of the application. But for the pre clearance approvals - not charged

Time of submission:

From 8.30 a.m to 4.15 p.m during the office hours of the weekdays,

The Registrar(Animal Feed),Department of Animal Production and Health

Service charge: Not charged

Duration takes at providing the service: 03 days

Required certificates:

  • Covering letter indicated with the approved animal feed number
  • Proforma Invoice

Staff Officers in charge of the services:




contact No.



Registrar (Animal Feed)

Dr N.Priyankarage





Alternatives or circumstances other than the above requirements and specific information:


Organization Information

Department of Animal Production and Health

Department of Animal Production and Health
P.O.Box 13,
Sri Lanka

Dr.(Mrs) P.S. Fernando
Telephones:+94 81 2388195
Fax Nos:+94 81 2388619

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Last Updated On: 2023-03-15 05:09:15
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