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Fines for NIC applicants!

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The Department of Registration of Persons has decided to impose a fine on certain individuals applying for the National Identity Card.

The decision has been announced in a circular by the Department’s Commissioner General – P.B. Gunatillake.

Accordingly, a fine of Rs. 2,500 would be imposed when an applicant :

  • applies for a second NIC without informing of a previously issued NIC that has been lost (with no delays occurring from the Department’s side)
  • who has not obtained the NIC within a year from turning 15 years.
  • who has failed to apply for a NIC within 06 months of receiving the dual citizenship certificate.
  • submits false details or forged documents or commits any other misdeed under the Registration Of Persons Act.

Meanwhile, a fine of Rs. 250 will be imposed when an applicant re-submits a second application after the issuing of the NIC based on the first application is delayed by the department.

(Source : Lankadeepa)

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No COVID-19 deaths yesterday

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No COVID-19 deaths have been confirmed yesterday (06) by the Director-General of Health Services.

Accordingly, the current COVID-19 death toll remains at 16,806.

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50-yr old bank manager involved with teen, arrested

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Bambalapitiya police say that a 50-year-old private bank manager was arrested for allegedly having a relationship with a 14-year-old schoolgirl from Colombo.

According to reports, the teen had been taken to public parking lots in a jeep with tinted glass and sexually assaulted.

The teen has been admitted to Kalubowila Teaching Hospital.

Reports say that the suspect is a widower with two teenaged daughters of his own.

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Met Dept. warns of gusty winds & rough seas

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The depression over Southeast Bay of Bengal (500km east of Trincomalee) has concentrated into a deep depression and located near latitude 8.7N and longitude 85.7E today morning, the Department of Meteorology said in an advisory issued earlier.

It is very likely to move west-northwestwards, gradually intensifying into a cyclonic storm around this evening.

The system is likely to approach the coast of northern Tamil-Nadu, Puducherry and southern Andhra Pradesh over Southwest Bay of Bengal 08th December morning.

Wind speeds will be 60-70 kmph and can increase up to 80 kmph in sea areas between 02N – 15N and 80E – 95E.

Heavy showers or thundershowers and rough to very rough seas can be expected in aforementioned sea areas.

The naval and fishing communities are advised not to venture into the deep and shallow sea areas off the coast extending from Mannar to Pottuvil via Kankesanturai, Trincomalee and Batticaloa and southwest Bay of Bengal (02N – 15N, 80E – 95E) until further notice.

Meanwhile, those who are out at aforementioned sea regions are advised to return to coasts or to move to safer areas immediately.

The fishing and naval communities are requested to be attentive to future forecasts issued by the Meteorology Department in this regard.

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