A new strategy has been introduced to provide information including the receipt of the National Identity Card after forwarding an application for same.
The Programme has been launched by the Sri Lanka Information and Communication Technology Agency and the Department for Registration of Persons. Hitherto applicants had to visit the Department for Registration of Persons to get information including the date of receipt of the Identity Card. The difficulties encountered by the applicants could be minimized by providing Short Messages through mobile phones. The Department for Registration of Persons said that they planned to give information in the future through internet. Nearly 100 thousand persons submit applications monthly to obtain National Identity Cards.