A new identity card with digital technology has been introduced for media personnel.
The handing over of the new identity cards to journalists took place under the patronage of Minister Keheliya Rambukwella, at the Media Ministry. The Government Information Department started issuing identity cards for media personnel with effect from 1984. Since then, these IDs are being given annually. Media Secretary W.B. Ganegala and Information Director General Prof. Ariyaratne Ethugala were among those present at this event.