Dhammika Perera takes steps to expand the one-day passport service
Investment Promotion Minister Dhammika Perera has taken steps to expand the one-day service of obtaining passports to the regional offices, which was limited to the head office of the Immigration and Emigration Department in Colombo so far. He mentioned this at the press conference held in Colombo today.
Accordingly, from next Monday, the immigration department’s regional offices in Matara, Vavuniya, Kandy will have the opportunity to obtain passports under the one-day service.
In view of the current crisis, a large number of Sri Lankans are coming to get their passports in the hope of going abroad and due to this, large queues are seen near the Battaramulla head office as well as near the regional offices. Sometimes people have to wait in line for days to get your passports.