Printing of driving licenses to be handed over to Army

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The printing of driving licenses, which was done by a private company previously is to be handed over to Sri Lanka Army from next year onwards, the Government said.  

A discussion regarding the matter was held with the participation of Transport Minister Mahinda Amaraweera, Defence Ministry Secretary Kamal Gunaratne, Army Commander Shavendra Silva and Secretary to the Transport Ministry Secretary  Gamini Senevirathna.   

It has been discussed at the meeting that the Government has to pay an exorbitant amount to the private company to get the digital driving license cards printed.

According to an audit report, a sum of Rs. 7,467.65 million had been paid to the company for the period from 2009 to 2017.

 

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  • Warren Raed Wednesday, 15 July 2020 12:48 PM

    That means, in a few years, all the soldiers will have driving licenses.

    MirakRajBanda Wednesday, 15 July 2020 01:14 PM

    This is what we cal ''militarisation'' paving way to form a military junta.

    Ajja Wednesday, 15 July 2020 01:19 PM

    That means we could save Millions goes to various pockets as commission could be stalled.Could see the culprits in near future when they protest...

    Ajja Wednesday, 15 July 2020 01:19 PM

    That means we could save Millions goes to various pockets as commission could be stalled.Could see the culprits in near future when they protest...

    Ex Printer Wednesday, 15 July 2020 01:25 PM

    What's happening to the government printing press. Are they lazy ? Do we have excess army personnel ?

    Dee Wednesday, 15 July 2020 02:20 PM

    Good move. Better use excess cardre. Do look into public places maintenance and garbage collection as well. Way to go 'forces'!

    lanakan Wednesday, 15 July 2020 03:12 PM

    Army IS Big Brother

    Ikka labba Wednesday, 15 July 2020 03:58 PM

    Hid Excellency the President must consider ICTA which now oprrating under H.E' s purview placing under Sri Lanka Army, Navy or Air Force. Then, the results could be seen and irregularities shall be less. ICTA could be cleaned and all parasites and viruses could be nipped in the bud.

    vithura Wednesday, 15 July 2020 04:08 PM

    This must be a first in any democracy, a clear creep into civilian domain!

    VJ Wednesday, 15 July 2020 06:48 PM

    How many will lose their jobs?

    Nihal Jinadasa Thursday, 16 July 2020 07:48 AM

    This is only a temporary solution and as such take this in correct perspective..... nj

    Bhatiya Siriwardena Thursday, 16 July 2020 08:05 AM

    What nonsense! Army too will have to incur expenditure. What is the cost? Must reveal it.


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