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Procedure NameProduct Certification Scheme (SLS Mark Scheme ) for foreign manufactures




Responsible Agency       


Sri Lanka Standards Institution
17 Victoria Place (Lane adjoining Telecommunication Regulatory Commission)
Elvitigala Mawatha
Colombo 08.

Phone: 94 11 2671567-72

Legal base of the Procedure

Sri Lanka Standards Institution Act


Application Fee : USD 25.00 or equivalent.

Application processing fee: USD 150.00 or equivalent


Required Documents 

No.  Type  Note


Application Form


2 Necessary documents supporting the Quality Assurance System a copy of the Quality Manual, Quality Plan, 
3 Outline of manufacturing process a copy of the diagrammatic representation of the Process, flowcharts 
4 Details of testing facility/ arrangement and to carry out all tests stipulated in relevant Sri Lanka Standard  
5 Test certificate from an independent (accredited) laboratory indicating conformance of the product to Sri Lanka Standards; and Details of any other certification (Product and/or System)  


Process Steps



Step 1

The applicant shall apply to the Sri Lanka Standards Institution (SLSI) on the prescribed form duly signed by the CEO of the applying company and documentation along with processing fee.

Step 2

A Pre-Certification assessment will be required to be carried out at the manufacturers’ premises. The Pre-Certification assessment will be carried out by SLSI or the National Standards Body in the exporting country or any other accredited inspection agency appointed by SLSI.

However, if sufficient evidence is available to suggest that the manufacturer has a well established Quality System, the Pre-Certification assessment may be dispersed with at the discretion of SLSI.

If the applicant holds certification from a National Standards Body or any other recognized Institution, Pre-Certification assessment may be dispensed with at the discretion of SLSI.

Step 3

 The certification assessment (final assessment )shall be carried out by a team of SLSI auditors as per the guidelines of the SLSI

The cost with respect to the visit shall be borne by the applicant

Step 4

 The sample (s) shall be drawn by SLSI or the National Standards Body in the exporting country or any other accredited inspection agency appointed by SLSI to monitor conformance of the product to the relevant Sri Lanka Standard.

The cost of testing of the sample (s) will be borne by the applicant.. The product may be tested in Sri Lanka or in the applicant’s country and the discretion to choose the laboratory will rest with SLSI.

Step 5

Permit to use the SLS Certification Mark will be granted to the manufacturer.

If  samples comply with the requirements of the relevant Sri Lanka Standard and the company has a Quality Management System in compliance with ISO 9001 standards

*renewal audit will be carried out in every three year period

*if necessary surveillance audit will be carried out

*Random sampling will be carried out on consignment imported.



The following form/s are used in this procedure
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NameMeasure TypeAgencyDescriptionCommentsLegal DocumentValidity ToMeasure Class
Product Certification Scheme (SLS Mark Scheme ) for foreign manufactures Technical RegulationSri Lanka Standards InstituteThe agreement between SLSI will include clauses pertaining to indemnity, misuse of SLS Certification mark, voluntary withdrawal or cancellation of permit etcThe applicant shall enter into an agreement with SLSI for terms and conditions of operation of the permit. Sri Lanka Standards Institution Act31-12-9999Good