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Photographing or Filming at Railway Premises and the Trains

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8.1. Service Information

Approval can be obtained from the Commercial Superintendent’s office at the Railway Headquarters, Colombo 10. (Tele: 0112320109/0114600156) However, the Photographing or Filming should not cause any disregard to Railway or its Passengers.

8.2. Application/Reservation method of the service

An application form can be submitted or Requests can be made by sending a letter by giving following details, Name of the Organization or Organizer, Location, Nearest Railway Station and Intended dates for the filming or photographing. You can directly download the application (Form 2.8) from the Department website.

8.3. Payments/Charges to be made for the service 


Local Applicants - Rs.1000.00 per Photo + VAT (Refundable deposit - Rs.2000.00)

Foreign Applicants - Rs.2000.00 per Photo + VAT (Refundable deposit – Rs.2000.00)


Local Applicants - Rs.5000.00 per Hour + VAT (Refundable deposit – Rs.15000.00)

Foreign Applicants - Rs.10000.00 per Hour + VAT (Refundable deposit – Rs.30000.00)

8.4. Documents to be submitted

No documents required. Submitting the letter giving the necessary information is sufficient.

8.5. Procedure of the service

Approval can be obtained quickly depending on the requirement. Then the applicant can pay the due amount to the Paying Counters at the Chief Accountant Office, Railway Headquarters, Colombo 10.

8.6. Average time taken for obtaining the service

Maximum One Week

8.7. Officer responsible for extending the service

Commercial Superintendent

Tele: 0112320109/0114600156

Fax: 0112320109


8.8. Deviations of the service process

No deviations

8.9. Application Forms

Download Application for Photographing or Filming at Railway Premises and the Trains (Form 2.8)

Organization Information

Department of Railways

Railway Headquarters,
P.O. Box 355,

Telephones:+94 11 4 600 111
Fax Nos:+94 11 2 446490

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Last Updated On: 2021-01-21 04:52:26
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