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* Sri Lanka launches Automated Fingerprint Identification System
Fri, Feb 28, 2014, 11:57 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Feb 28, Colombo: The Sri Lankan government launched an Automated Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS) designed to aid law enforcement agencies in the country to identify and apprehend criminals swiftly.

Secretary to the Ministry of Defense and Urban Development Gotabhaya Rajapaksa ceremonially launched the new system, developed by the IT Department of the University of Colombo.

With the new system, a first in South Asia, police are able to ascertain the identity of criminals within three minutes which hitherto was more time consuming, the Defense Ministry said.

Speaking at the occasion, the Defense Secretary said the main objective of inventing such a programme is to form good governance and a peaceful living environment in the country.

Last year, the cabinet approved a proposal to introduce fingerprint data to the passports to enhance the security features.

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