Oct 27, 2017

Smart ID from today!

The issuing of smart cards to replace the old ID cards will commence from today (27), according to the Department of Registration of Persons.

The Commissioner Department of Registration of Persons Viyani Gunatillake said the information on the new smart card can be read automatically.

 The Commissioner said however, that this new ID will only be issued until the planned Electronic National Identity Card is introduced.

Due to the delay in gathering the basic information network for the new Electronic National Identity Card including finger print according to international standards, the new Electronic National Identity Card issuance has been further delayed.