Cabinet green-lights E-National Identity Card project

The Cabinet approval has been given to implement the Unitary Digital Identify Framework and the ‘e – national identity card’ project.

“The Government was following a unitary digital identity framework and a strategy that facilitates realizing the objective of “A Skillful Nation” which is one of the ten fundamental objectives of the national policy framework of ‘Vistas of Prosperity and Splendour’,” the Government information Department said.

The unitary digital identification framework has been prepared jointly by Sri Lanka Information and Communication Technology Agency (ICTA) and the Department of Registration of Persons whereas implementation of the project of electronic national identity cards has been recognised as one component under it.

Therefore, the Cabinet of Ministers have approved the proposal tabled by President Gotabaya Rajapaksa for the implementation of the following proposals.

  • Granting approval for the unitary digital identification framework for Sri Lanka that has been finalised by the Committee entrusted with the planning of the relevant programmes.
  • Appointment of a Presidential Task Force  for assisting with the guidance required for the establishment of the unitary digital identification framework for Sri Lanka.
  • Entrusting the responsibility of the implementation of the said project to Sri Lanka Information and Communication Technology Agency (ICTA) and Department of Registration of Persons.
  • Applying required amendments to the Registration of Persons Act No. 32 of 1968 for the convenience of the implementation of the unitary digital identification framework and the e – national identity card project for Sri Lanka and to finalize the project by 31.12.2022.
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