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* Sri Lanka to issue new digitalized identity cards
Sun, Jan 23, 2011, 12:43 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Jan 23, Colombo: Sri Lanka as a measure to further curb crimes plans to issue new digitalized National Identity Cards (NICs) to its citizens.

Sri Lanka's Defense Secretary has revealed this Saturday during an opening of a new high-tech information center for the Department of Registration of Persons. The new NIC cannot be changed or altered, he said.

Sri Lankan public can receive services of the department from the new center through SMS and internet facilities. Public can check their ID status by sending the text message "RPD STS {Application Number}" to 1919. Also they can log in to the Lanka Gate Country Portal at

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