Lankapage Logo Recent Top Stories
Go Home Home Serving the Sri Lankan community globally since 2000
go to

Leading News from Sri Lanka::

* 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.

ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
Dr. Patrick Dixon, Europe's leading futurist to address Lankan CEOs
-- [6 hours ago]
Vibrant media culture and media freedom thrive in Sri Lanka under this government, President says
-- [6 hours ago]
Second post-mortem conducted on the exhumed body of Army intelligence officer who committed suicide
-- [8 hours ago]
Another group of 40 Sri Lankan Tamil refugees in Tamil Nadu camps returning home Thursday
-- [9 hours ago]
US Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor funds $ 500,000 grant for strengthening civil society in Sri Lanka
-- [9 hours ago]
Judge government by its actions not by statements - Foreign Minister
State Trading Corporation opens eighth showroom in the East
Two Bangladesh Coast Guard Ships arrive in Colombo
Sri Lanka exports marketed at SIAL Paris 2016
PM assures independent investigation into killing of Jaffna University students as North remains shut down in Hartal

Copyright © 2000, 2014 by (LLC) :
The news and other contents on ColomboPage are copyrighted property of, LLC. Any unauthorized use of any information on ColomboPage may constitute a violation of copyright laws. You need written permission to reproduce, republish, post, transmit, broadcast or distribute, material from this site from, LLC. However, news organizations or broadcasters in Sri Lanka may republish the news items in ColomboPage with proper acknowledgment to ColomboPage.