Video: NICs with printed data for first time in SL

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National Identity Cards (NIC) with holder-related data printed in Sinhala and Tamil was issued for the first time today since its introduction in 1972. The data will no longer be handwritten as before.

Some 200 bilingual identity cards were printed and issued today amid technical difficulties which caused a slight delay.

Department of Registration of Persons’ Commissioner General R.M.S. Sarath Kumara said this was the first major change made to the national identity cards in its 42-year history.

Mr. Sarath Kumara said this change was made overcoming several technical snags. “Many people think it is easy but it is not so,” he said.

Mr. Sarath Kumara said the printed bilingual identity cards would be replaced with the electronic identity cards in 2016. He said his department now moving away from a manual system to a forward-looking automated system in the future. (Yohan Perera)

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  • sri lankan Friday, 28 February 2014 02:04 PM

    Printing on a card is a "major change" in 2014. Hmmm so when is electronic cards? I think in year 2114.

    concerned Friday, 28 February 2014 02:10 PM

    Where the "date" field, it shows the place of birth!

    Aiyo Saturday, 01 March 2014 06:09 AM

    Occupation written in Tamil is wrong. via DM Android App

    Prometheus Friday, 28 February 2014 02:30 PM

    It took them 42 years to issue bi-lingual IDs? Shows the level of discrimination against Tamils. Seriously! 42 years?!!

    patta jokes Saturday, 01 March 2014 06:48 AM

    I'm working for a finance company and I have seen these printed cards before. true what they say this as a banana republic! via DM Android App

    ලන්කපුත Friday, 28 February 2014 03:52 PM

    I don't need my ID in tamil, can I request only in Sinhala?

    DB Friday, 28 February 2014 03:55 PM

    As if its a big deal.

    Arun Saturday, 01 March 2014 01:58 AM

    And its very difficult lu!!!!!

    Laminaseam Friday, 28 February 2014 04:16 PM

    Why not issue only in English? looks really messy via DM Android App

    V Friday, 28 February 2014 04:19 PM

    Erm... I've been holding a printed NIC since 2009. via DM Android App

    sinnan Friday, 28 February 2014 10:51 AM

    Why Electronic cards in 2016 and Printed bilingual card now?
    As this will be costly Programs and the Tax payers Money.
    Hence It's advisable go for electronic Id AS soon Possible without going for the Printed bilingual Identity cards.
    Is this double work is to make Commissions????

    ind Friday, 28 February 2014 11:47 AM

    This is not UK or US!

    ind Friday, 28 February 2014 11:48 AM

    I think they want to tell that bi-lingual IDs.

    Sri lankan Saturday, 01 March 2014 03:12 PM

    We suffered war for 30 years because of Stupids like you. Man become little more open and broad minded

    Veeradinesh Saturday, 01 March 2014 04:38 AM

    I am also having a printed NIC from 2010,

    Tom Friday, 28 February 2014 06:03 PM

    Car No. plate change long time before.. but MEETA KALIN HITAPU MOLL WAHANSELATA OKA MATHAK WENNATH AWRUDU 42KAK GIYA.. meka puduma lokayak... via DM Android App


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