Sept 16, Colombo: Sri Lanka Army at the government’s request will take over the printing of driving licenses from a private company from 01 January 2021, the Army Media Unit said.
On a recommendation, made by the President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, Cabinet on 01 July 2020 decided to hand over the printing process of the Driving License, currently managed by a private company to the Army, considering several pertinent aspects.
Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva, Chief of Defense Staff and Commander of the Army on Tuesday (15) presided a conference with the Chief Signal Officer, Director Information Technology and several other professional IT Officers on the possibility of taking over the printing and issuing process of the Driving License of the Department of Motor Traffic.
The total transferring process project is expected to be completed by 01 January 2021.
Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva during the meeting reviewed the feasibility and the proposed action plan, presented by the team and directed them to go ahead with formalities of taking over the project with immediate effect.
Further, he approved the establishment of the project as the ‘Army Centre for National IT Solutions’, which could cater to the future national level IT projects in the country.