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Govt to establish a ‘Personal Identity Secretariat’ soon

By: Isuru Parakrama

Colombo (LNW): A ‘Personal Identity Secretariat’ is to be established at the Department of Registration of Persons building in Suhurupaya, Battaramulla in a move to provide all services related to documents involving the identities of persons from birth to death, revealed Public Security Minister Tiran Alles.

The establishment of this office was originally intended to be accomplished in a manner in which all services pertaining to birth certificates, death certificates, national identity cards and passports can be obtained under one roof, but was dragged in due the establishment of other government offices inside of the Department of Registration of Persons building, leading to the non-availability of space.

Addressing the problem, these ‘other’ government offices will be shifted to other buildings and the proposed ‘Personal Identity Secretariat,’ accordingly, will be established as planned, Alles revealed.

The Cabinet paper in this regard has been submitted by both the President and himself, the Public Security Minister went on, adding that the Cabinet’s approval has also been granted for the proposed establishment.

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