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Approx. 1Mn. people live without birth certificates in SL

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Around 18 million out of 22 million total population in the country live in the island, and that, one million out of 18 million do not have birth certificates, Minister Dullas Allahapperuma said.

He said at a meeting in Kamburupitiya and expressed his displeasure over this.

"Politicians are only interested in people's identity cards during the time of the election. Whereas the political parties also never bothered about their identity cards again until the next election. This is the sad reality," he lamented.

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  • Senaka Saturday, 27 March 2021 05:07 PM

    Huh what a proud nation, are we?

    RoaringCreek Saturday, 27 March 2021 05:09 PM

    That is interesting. Some have many. What a joker.

    Baby Saturday, 27 March 2021 09:45 PM

    Perhaps they are yet unborn.

    Ramesh Saturday, 27 March 2021 09:58 PM

    So they don't belong to any ethnic group? Then they cannot be targeted.

    Basil.Mark Saturday, 27 March 2021 10:15 PM

    Are we having that many people without birth certificates or does it include those who lost their documents due to civil and natural disasters.What plans are in place to issue them birth certificates?

    Vadivelu Yogaratnm Saturday, 27 March 2021 10:46 PM

    What a wonderful country in the planet

    Ranaweera Saturday, 27 March 2021 11:28 PM

    Illegals.

    VJ Sunday, 28 March 2021 12:09 AM

    How many died and no death certificate issued?

    Wimalaratne Sunday, 28 March 2021 12:11 AM

    OK, you are the damn Minister living off poor people's earnings. What are you doing about it, without complaining?

    Banda Sunday, 28 March 2021 12:48 AM

    He is one of that lot, that is why MR didn't recognize him when he was next to him in the rally. Him hik

    das Sunday, 28 March 2021 02:08 AM

    Your party ruled most of the time after 1994, so you are mostly responsible

    Warren Gibson Sunday, 28 March 2021 02:29 AM

    Hoe much of an economic benefit is derived and misappropriated from the Two million Expatriates? Full disclosure, Please.

    Era Sunday, 28 March 2021 03:01 AM

    You were in power for 20 years since 1994. So you must be reffering to yourself.

    Jesus Sunday, 28 March 2021 07:02 AM

    Do you have one ?Do you know who your parents are minister... Most of the Buddhist in this country don't have this document.

    Croak Sunday, 28 March 2021 07:18 AM

    And if you don't have a birth certificate you cant get a pasport to go to the US and become a US citizen!!!

    Seqi Sunday, 28 March 2021 11:23 AM

    There should be no shame in being born out of wedlock..... see how many bastards merrily play in parliament these days.

    Sambo Sunday, 28 March 2021 05:16 PM

    Mr. Minister your laugh alone shows what stupid people live in this country.

    funny Sunday, 28 March 2021 08:12 PM

    Were they born or hatched

    Nandasena Gopallawa Sunday, 28 March 2021 08:42 PM

    Good discovery Mr Minister, if no Birth Certificates, then issue them with at least a Death Certificate.

    GGT Sunday, 28 March 2021 11:49 PM

    Undoubtedly, this calculation was also made in a hurry to head for PC elections. Potentially 1 million votes maybe determine the Victory or Defeat of the parties vying for PC Election.

    Kadiya Monday, 29 March 2021 06:27 AM

    Right on, Seqi!


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