Plans are afoot for the introduction of a new passport with high technology.
The Department for Immigration and Emigration said initial work in this respect has already begun. Attention is being drawn to the introduction of the new passport with finger prints.
Controller of the Immigration and Emigration Department G.L.S. Senadheera opined that it would be a more secure programme.
Plans are also underway to have discussions with the Diplomatic Sector on the initiatives needed for the introduction of the new passport.