Video: Koslanda shows importance of Digital IDs: Commissioner

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The proposed digital Identity Cards would be the most efficient source of data in future and could be useful when providing information on people in tragic situations like Koslanda landslide, Registration of Persons Department Commissioner General R.M.S Sarath Kumara said.

 


He said that there was no proper method to provide information on people when there was a disaster in the country.  

 

“The mostly asked questions during a disaster situation like in Koslanda landslide are how many residents were at the place of the incident and how many were affected. Today, we don’t have a proper mechanism to provide an answer with an exact number to these questions,” he told a news conference today.

 


He said all the information of an individual including his family members would be added to a Central Data Base in line with the Digital Identity Card system.

 

“This data base will be useful when providing information of a particular area. When the card number was inserted in to the data base, we will be able to find the details of the individual,” he said.  (Sanath Desmond & Lahiru Pothmulla)

 

 

 

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  • MSM Thursday, 06 November 2014 02:34 PM

    But how are you going to find the number of people who had gone to far away places and the number of people killed in the disaster using this card.

    Punny Pellow Thursday, 06 November 2014 09:25 AM

    This man should be DIGITALISED. What is essential is to reduce or prevent landslides and save the lives of the poor people who have no choice but to live under such circumstances.

    sk Thursday, 06 November 2014 09:50 AM

    Sir Digital ID for us is a welcome move. But how come we did not realize the importance of this during Tsunami.


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