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Influx of NIC applications after April 21

The Registration of Persons Department has deployed additional staff at its Battaramulla head office to cater to the large influx of National Identity Card (NIC) applications following the recent Easter Sunday terror attacks.

A press release by Registration of Persons Department said it was mandatory for each Sri Lankan citizen to obtain a National Identity Card on reaching 15 years of age.

People who had misplaced their NICs and those whose NICs had been disfigured could also apply for fresh NICs.

The release said there had been a heavy increase in NIC applications for the regular service as well as the one-day service. Applications for NICs made to the one-day service had exceeded 2,000 per day.

The one-day service begins at 7.30 am and issuing of numbers for applicants ends at 12 noon. The one-day service is implemented through the Department’s 311 branch offices at Divisional Secretariat level countrywide.

School applicants for NICs should forward their applications through the respective principals or parivenadhipathis and all others should forward them through the respective grama niladhari and district secretaries, while applicants in the plantation sector should forward applications through their estate superintendents.

The release said security at the Department’s offices has been enhanced in the context of the present situation in the country. Two staff have been assigned in each section of the Department to inspect the premises and its surroundings and alert Security officers if they encountered any suspicious person or parcel.

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