NOTICE TO TRADE – SAGT Documentation Centre Operating Hours
March 30, 2020

All Port Operations including the movement of Import and Export cargo, have been designated as Essential Services. Accordingly, we are pleased to inform all Importers, Freight Forwarders and Clearing Agents that the SAGT Doc Centre at the Canal Yard will be fully operational and open to all Consignees and/or their Customs Clearing Agents during the following hours, commencing Monday 30th March 2020.


Monday – Friday      :       09:30am to 4:30pm

Saturday                  :       10:00am to 3:00pm

Sunday                     :       11:00am to 3:00pm


Any changes to these working hours will be notified to the Trade.

Meanwhile, SAGT can handle electronic Delivery Order processing in support of the Governmental directives for “social distancing” and “avoidance of gatherings in numbers” for the prevention of Covid-19 infections.

Please proactively explore this initiative with your service partners as an effective and efficient medium towards establishing it as a Standard Operating Process for the future.


Thank you



Key Doc centre contacts: 

Documentation Centre:

Hot email:

Hotlines: 0112457872; 0112457873; 0112457875

Assistant Manager: 0112457876 or 0772457257


Niranjith Waidyarathne, Manager. or +94772457870