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How do you send and receive your letters and package mail? Are local postal facilities adequate?

Diplomatic pouch. There are postal facilities, but my friends who aren't with the embassy say it's difficult to work with them. - Sep 28, 2017
The postal service in Sri Lanka is not terrible, but it does take a long time. The US embassy has a pouch option, but anything over 2 pounds gets charged heavily, as many posts do! - Mar 20, 2017
Have not used the local post but I hear it very reliable in sending things to other countries. Receiving things is hit or miss. The Embassy has pouch. - Sep 28, 2013
A courier is relatively cheap to Europe and USA. Do NOT send money in an envelope (or what might be construed as money). It will not get there. Don't expect mail to arrive unopened here either. - Sep 23, 2012
I frequently sent and received letters and packages through the Sri Lankan postal service. They arrived quickly and in good condition; the cost was quite reasonable. - Dec 7, 2011
Easy, quick and cheap to send letters and packages through local post. - Feb 8, 2010
Most mail from abroad seem to get through. For important documents you should use courier service (DHL or similar). - Feb 26, 2008