Continuing losses and rising costs have forced authorities to adopt new strategies to turnaround the ailing department. rn
rnUnder the programme Internet, email, typesetting, binding and other customer-oriented services will be added to the list of services offered at present. rn
rnAn initial TRC funded project will help the postal department to introduce over 60 modern facilities around the island by end 2002. rn
rn17 Locales already established in key town including Kandy, Colombo, Gampola and down south. rn
rnThe Post Master General, W. M. Piyasene said his department was working on proposals to attract foreign aid to transform the 590 main post offices as phase one of the transformation project.rn
rnldblquote We hope to transform atleast the main post offices by 2005. We will subsequently look at developing the sub-post offices, based on need.
rnMr. Piyasene added that his staff was also being trained to offer the new services and to be more customer oriented as part of the transfor