Issue of Money Orders

Application Form

The remitter of a Money Order must write in ink on an Application Form which will be supplied gratis at any Post Office the necessary entries it English, Sinhalese or Tamil in the case of orders and in English it the case of Indian and Foreign orders. If the remitter desires that the order should be crossed by the Post Office, for payment through a Bank, hE should cross the application for such Money Order.

Name of Payee

The name of the payee must be entered with such completeness as shall secure identification and prevent risk of fraud, and should include the surname; and if the Christian names are not known, at least the initials letter of one Christian name. The occupation, rank, trade or profession of the payee, and any other particulars calculated to help in identifying hire should be added. The name of only one person may be entered as payee except in the case of a firm, company, or society, whose usual designation must be given. If the payee is a Sinhalese, his ge name, if he has one should be given. If he belongs to any other Eastern race, his father’s name should be given; and if he is a native of India, his tribe or caste should be stated in addition.

Address of Payee

When an order is payable in a country or place out of Sri Lanka, the full address of the payee must be given, in order to ensure correct delivery o: the order. In the case of orders deliverable in towns, the name of the street’ and the number or name of the house should invariably be stated.

Mode of obtaining a Money Order

The application duly filled in, together with the amount of the Money Order and commission, must be presented at the Post Office during the prescribed hours for Money Order business.

Issue of Money Orders

The remitter will be given the Money Order, which he must forward to the payee, taking care that the particulars entered on the order have been
correctly filled in, and that it is signed and date stamped by the official who issues it. When sending the Money Order to the payee, the remitter should inform him of the names of the remitter and payee as entered on the Application Form.

Payment through a Bank

A Money Order may be crossed; it may be crossed generally by the addition on its face of two parallel transverse lines or of the words “and company” or any abbreviation thereof between two parallel transverse lines; it may be crossed specially by the addition on its face the name of a banker, in which case the order shall be deemed to be cross to that banker.

  • A Money Order which is crossed generally may be cross specially.
  • A banker to whom a Money Order is crossed may again, cross it specially to another banker as his agent for collection.
  • Where a Money Order is crossed generally, a Postmaster shall refuse to pay any money in respect of such Money Order except to banker.
  • Where a Money Order is crossed specially, a Postmaster shall refuse to pay any money in respect of such Money Order except the banker to whom it is crossed, or to his agent for collect on.
  • Where a Money Order is crossed specially to more than one banker, except when crossed to an agent for the purpose of collection Postmaster shall refuse to pay any money in respect of such Money Order