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Millions of Lankans without any identity

In a survey conducted by the Department of Registration of Persons it was revealed that one million Sri Lankan citizens didn’t possess a national identity card or any authentic identification document.


Director General of the Department Viyani Gunatillake said among them the majority were senior citizens.


There were around 80,000 persons without a national identity card in the Kurunegala District only.


He said the situation in other districts was no different and the department planned to rectify the issue by holding mobile services.

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