The Sri Lankan Department for Registration of Persons has introduced a new procedure for issuing National Identity Cards (NIC) to individuals who do not have a birth certificate. The Government Information Department announced the implementation of the new procedure, stating that a circular containing the necessary information has been issued by the Commissioner General of the department to all Divisional Secretaries and Grama Niladhari Officers.
The circular outlines two separate procedures that will be followed for issuing NICs to those above 40 years and those below 40 years of age. The new process will enable individuals without a birth certificate to obtain an NIC, which is an essential identification document in Sri Lanka.
The Commissioner General of the Department for Registration of Persons has emphasized the importance of the new procedure, stating that it will facilitate the issuance of NICs to those who have been facing difficulties due to the unavailability of a birth certificate. The new process will ensure that all individuals are able to obtain an NIC, regardless of their circumstances.
The Sri Lankan government has been taking steps to improve the process of obtaining identification documents, recognizing that it is crucial for individuals to have access to such documents. The introduction of the new procedure is expected to have a positive impact on the lives of many Sri Lankans who have been struggling to obtain an NIC without a birth certificate.