New Passport Seals Introduced by Sri Lanka's Immigration Department

Sri Lanka's Immigration and Emigration Department has rolled out new passport seals for arrivals and departures at international airports across the country.
Controller General Harsha Ilukpitiya announced the implementation of these seals at Katunayake Airport on June 1, 2024, with other international airports following suit.

The blue seal signifies arrival, while the green one indicates departure. Not limited to airports, similar seals have been introduced for ports and passenger cruise ships, each sector equipped with three distinct seals.
General Ilukpitiya highlighted the need for these updates, citing misuse of the outdated 1948 seal. Despite previous delays, steps have been taken to ensure the new seals are secure and resistant to duplication.