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* Sri Lanka commences Issuing NICs with data printed in Sinhala and Tamil languages
Sat, Mar 1, 2014, 12:10 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Mar 01, Colombo: Sri Lankan authorities in have commenced issuing National Identity Cards (NIC) with personal data printed in both Sinhala and Tamil languages.

The data will be printed in both languages and will not be hand written on the card as it was done until today.

The local media reported that close to 200 bilingual identity cards were printed and issued today.

Department of Registration of Persons' Commissioner General R.M.S. Sarath Kumara has said this was the first major change made to the national identity cards since it was introduced 42-years ago.

Sarath Kumara has added that there were some technical difficulties and slight delays, but the project was implemented overcoming all snags.

According to the Department of Registration of Persons, the printed bilingual identity cards will be replaced with electronic identity cards in 2016 and the department is now moving away from a manual system.

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