The computer-based test for obtaining driving licences would be held from tomorrow at the Werahera Branch, the Department of Motor Traffic (DMT) said.
Speaking to the Daily Mirror the Department said all preparations had been made to introduce the computer-based examination.
“143 computer terminals had been installed at the DMT Werahera Branch for this purpose,” an official said.
“The computer-based driving licence examination centre will be declared open by Transport Minister Nimal Siripala de Silva,” he said.
The new examination system will be introduced to other eight District Secretariats as well, which would be networked with the DMT head office. In the third phase of the programme, the system will be linked to all District Secretariats.
“The Department hopes to complete the installations island wide by 2020,” he said.
Candidates have to face a computer-based examination, where the computer will generate instant questions to evaluate the highway-code knowledge of the applicant on the theoretical part of driving skills.
“The results will appear online instantly after the exam,” he said. (Chaturanga Samarawickrama)
Mahila Wednesday, 11 July 2018 21:43
This should have happened 20 years ago. People making money for licence were delaying it.
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Dee Wednesday, 11 July 2018 21:48
Hope this will reduce incompetent people from obtaining driving licences and making life miserable for the rest of the world.
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Saman Wednesday, 11 July 2018 21:55
Is this really practical? Lets be serious. There are still considerable proportion of this country haven't even touch a computer. There are so many still struggling to click and double click. Hoping the old system is still available for those who prefer.
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SELVIN Thursday, 12 July 2018 05:15
Anyway bribes go to inspector. Without that no driving license issued.
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GH Thursday, 12 July 2018 06:56
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Lawry Thursday, 12 July 2018 10:12
How nice this is great for our highly computer literate society. I am curious will the answers be limited to Yes or no No?
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Countryman Thursday, 12 July 2018 11:03
What is behind this... who wants to make a business of this???
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