Tuesday, 15th June 2021

Sri Lanka to issue smart Identity cards

British Asia News Network- AD

Colombo: The DRP has decided to issue ‘smart identity cards’ island-wide.

Mr. Viyani Gunathilaka Commissioner General of DRP said that the trial launch of smart identity cards had been a success in Western and Sabaragamuwa provinces.

DRP has decided to implement this new system across the island nation.

The new system does not require the photographs of the applicants to be attached to the NIC application. The studios will send over the photographs of the applicants to the DRP via e-mail.

Mr. Viyani Gunathilaka stated that the new system was introduced to prevent illegal activities such as attaching distorted or false photographs to the NIC.

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