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Digitising ID cards will move forward – State Minister

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Technology State Minister Kanaka Herath stated that the Indo-Sri Lanka Joint Project for the Sri Lanka Unique Digital Identity Project (SL-UDI) is underway and that

biographic and biometric information, facial, iris and fingerprint will be collected and entered into a central system for the purpose of issuing identification cards.

The State Minister stated the above at the first meeting of the Ministerial Consultative Committee on Technology of the fourth session of the ninth Parliament held recently.

Furthermore, digitalizing information under one identification number in all documents starting from the birth certificate was discussed at length. The officials present stated that though the proposal to do so has already been adopted and is in progress, the mechanism of execution has caused it to be frozen. The Committee suggested that

rather than trying to digitize past documents which cause delays and backlog, to skip the past generations and begin fresh from one batch which will allow it to move forward.

MPs Imran Maharoof, Samanpriya Herath, Weerasumana Weerasinghe, Ashoka Priyantha, Gunathilaka Rajapaksha were present at the Committee meeting held.

Wednesday, June 28, 2023 – 01:22

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