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Public to receive digital identity cards soon

Sri Lanka is on the verge of issuing digital identity cards with the most sophisticated security features available in the world, Secretary to the Ministry of Technology and Chairman of the Director General of Telecommunication Regulatory Commission of Sri Lanka (TRCSL) Jayantha de Silva said.

“Base work is mostly completed. We will be incorporating ten fingerprints, iris and face recognition soon, De Silva told the Digital Lanka, Green Tech, Huawei Digital Congress 2022, held in Colombo on Monday (25).

Noting that the requirement of connectivity became more and more important with the onset of COVID-19 pandemic, De Silva stated that under the ‘Gamata Sanniwedanaya’ Project, 10,250 state schools across the country will be connected with fibre -optic capability in another 12 months time.

“Moreover, a small country like ours is currently following the British legal standards and the challenges that we face are immense. We decided to automate all the courts in this country. Accordingly, all the court proceedings including voice, images and videos will be recorded. Within another 2.5 years, it will revolutionise how the court works. With the implementation of the project, the courts will be able to work independently and in a transparent manner.”

Speaking on other projects undertaken by TRCSL, De Silva said that techno parks would be built in five different locations such as Kurunegala, Nuwara Eliya, Kandy, Galle and Habarana with the objective of providing exposure and opportunity to Sri Lankan youths in the field of information technology.


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