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Birth Certificates to be issued with Sri Lanka Identity Number

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The Government has taken measures to issue National Birth Certificates with a unique Sri Lanka Identity Number.

Accordingly, the Cabinet of Ministers approved the proposal forwarded by President Gotabaya Rajapaksa in his capacity as the Minister of Defence to issue a Sri Lanka identity number to the Department of Registrar General across the database of the Department of Registration of Persons and to issue the Birth Certificate of the relevant individual by the Department of Registrar General including the received identity number.

The Department of Registrar General is entrusted with the authority to issue the National Birth Certificate to a child at the birth of any child born in Sri Lanka in terms of the Births and Deaths Registration Act.

Whereas the Department of Registration of Persons is entrusted with the authority to maintain the National Individual Registry as well as to register and issuance of National Identity Cards to Sri Lankan citizens completing 15 years as per the provisions of the Registration of Persons Act No 32 of 1968.

In the future, Sri Lankans will be given the opportunity to get their matters attended to in an easy and efficient manner when obtaining services from birth to death by utilizing a unique identification number.

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