Gota clarifies ID number confusion in Electoral Register

21 September 2019 10:08 am - 7     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

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With reference to the Daily Mirror news story on the appearance  of the invalidated national identity card number of Gotabhaya Rajapksa in the electoral registers of 2017, 2018 and 2019, Mr. Rajapaksa said that although he filled the form with the new ID number and the Department of Registration of Persons had informed the Elections Department of the new identity card number what appears in the electoral list is the old ID number.

'I filled the form stating the new ID number and mentioned the old ID number within brackets for reference purposes since the new ID number they issue bears a different form of numbering whereas the normal identity card number is derived from the birthday of the person. Also once the new identity card number is given to a person the Department of Registration of Persons informs all relevant government departments about it. As such they have informed of this change to the Elections Department as well. But for some reason what appears in the electoral registers is the old ID number,' Mr.Rajapaksa said.

  Comments - 7

  • Nelum Saturday, 21 September 2019 02:06 PM

    Fishy Fishy

    mackie noohuthambi Saturday, 21 September 2019 02:41 PM

    please rectify the errors immediately, otherwise you will lose the opportunity of becoming next president of sri lanka.

    Warren Raed Saturday, 21 September 2019 03:02 PM

    Again another political game.

    Slay Saturday, 21 September 2019 04:41 PM

    How can the country trust such a dishonest person?

    Perumal Sunday, 22 September 2019 09:42 AM

    Just like Wimal (and perhaps his wife too) had two Passports, this bloke had two IDs. Perfectly, in order.

    jaliya Sunday, 22 September 2019 08:24 PM

    Did he explain the reason to have a new ID card ? Whats wrong with the old one ? Getting a new PP or ID doesn't make you a new man !!

    Dee Monday, 23 September 2019 07:18 AM

    We all know how you gave dual when officially the department said dual is not being granted! So we can imagine how you go about your own matters.


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