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Sri Lanka to issue electronic National Identity Cards to all citizens

 

The new IDs incorporating sophisticated devise required for the current and future needs of national security will be issued through the Department of Registration of Persons.

Sri Lanka to issue electronic National Identity Cards to all citizens

 

The Sri Lankan government has received the go-ahead to issue electronic National Identity Cards (e-NICs) for all citizens.
 
The new IDs incorporating sophisticated devise required for the current and future needs of national security will be issued through the Department of Registration of Persons.
 
The e-NIC will conform to the relevant international standards and comprises of security features against tampering, counterfeiting or forging.
 
The Department hopes to provide a modern computerized identity card at an affordable cost to the citizens. They will be free of charge to registered persons during the initial period, the government said.
 
The Cabinet of Ministers approved the proposal on this regard submitted by the President as Minister of Defence.
 
(DM)
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