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* Sri Lankan authorities to issue computerized bilingual identity cards from next month
Sat, Jan 25, 2014, 07:48 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Jan 25, Colombo: Sri Lankan authorities have taken measures to issue computerized bilingual identity cards to the island's citizens from February.

Commissioner General of the Department of Registrations of Persons, R.M.S. Sarath Kumara told the media that computerized ID cards that are used in many countries will be introduced in Sri Lanka from next month.

He has explained that ID cards will be printed in both Sinhala and Tamil under the new system thereby providing a solution to the language problem as well.

All applications will be scanned and details will be computerized following a verification process before the ID card is printed in both Sinhala and Tamil languages, the official said.

The new ID, comprising security features against tampering, counterfeiting or forging, will include the person's photo, bio data, fingerprints, and also the blood group. It will conform to the relevant international standards.

The ID will be issued for three time periods. The ID issued to 15 to 20 year age group is valid for 10 years. It is valid for 15 years for the 25 to 30 year age group. The ID issued for over 45 years of age has no expiry date.

According to Kumara, the new system will also prevent forgeries and create a better coordination between other government departments.

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