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Registration of Manufacturers of weights, Measures and weighing or Measuring Instruments.

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Any Manufacturer who has obtained Pattern approval for Measuring Instruments.

Note: Every weight measure or weighing or measuring instrument manufactured by a person or institution holding a Certificate of Registration should be approved by the Inspector.

Disqualification Criteria

The Manufacturing license will be cancelled for following reasons:

  • Upon the death of the Manufacturer
  • On his resignation from the institution
  • On the determination that the manufacturer is in incapable of performing the functions of his office by means of his illness or mental or physical infirmity.

*The manufacturing license will also be cancelled once a Manufacturing company closes down its operations.

Submission Procedure

Obtain an application form

The applicant would receive the Application Form via mail after receiving the Pattern approval.

Support Documents required

  1. National Identity Card
  2. Repair License

Hand over Application Form

The applicant is initially required to prepare and send a request letter indicating what is being Manufactured and the Company/Manufacturer name.

After the applicant receives Pattern Approval, he/she must fill the application form and submit it to the Department.

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: Manufacturer sends a request letter to the Department stating what is being manufactured and the Company/Manufacturer name.

Step 2: A field visit is then done by the District Inspector who prepares a workshop report. District Inspector conducts a field inspection and prepares the Workshop Report.

Step 3: Inspector forwards workshop report to the Department

Step 4: If the Inspector has approved the workshop report the Department informs the manufacturer via letter to bring the sample.

Step 5: The Manufactures brings the sample and it is checked by the Department.

Step 6: Once the Pattern is approved, the Department sends the Application Form to the Manufacturer via mail.

Step 7:
The Manufacturer then fills the Application Form, pastes the paid stamp and sends it via mail or by physically visiting the Department.

Step 8: The Department then Issues the manufacturing certificate.

Note 1: If the inspector does not indicate approval in the workshop report, the Department would inform the Manufacturer the reason for disapproval and would advise the applicant on making amendments after which he/she could reapply.

Note 2: If the Department disapproves the Pattern, a discussion between the Director and the party concerned will be held regarding making amendments to the instrument and would enable reapplication after the required changes are done.

Note 3: If any amendments are made to a Pattern approved measuring instrument, the Manufacturer must obtain a new Registration Certificate from the Department.


Process Time Line : 3 – 6 months

Submission Timeline :

Obtaining Application Form

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 : Valid only for a period of one year after which the license must be renewed. Only the stamp fee should be paid.

Costs Related to the Service

Cost - Applicant bears the cost for obtaining this service.


Registration fee for a Manufacturer Rs.
Manufacture and sell measures of Length or Capacity 500.00
Manufacture and sell Weights or Beam Scales 500.00
Manufacture and sell instruments other than Beam Scales of each type 1500.00

Refer Offences and Penalties Section

Support Documents Required

•National Identity Card
•Repair License

Service Responsibility Matrix

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

Organization Information

Department of Measurement Units, Standards and Services


Mr. R.G.S.A. Perera
Fax Nos:+94-11-2182259

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Last Updated On: 2023-03-15 07:02:23
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