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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2525

Registration of Persons Act to be amended

Colombo, 05 September, ( Cabinet granted approval to a memorandum submitted by the Minister of Internal Administration, Ratnasiri Wickramanayake to amend the Registration of Persons Act No. 32 of 1968.

This amendment has been necessitated by the conversion of the issuance of National Identity Cards (NICs) from a manual to a computerized process and the introduction of new features to the NIC, which will make certain existing provisions in the Act redundant while requiring new provisions.

It was also noted that the Act has never been amended and that the penalties stipulated for various offences in the Act do not serve as effective deterrents in today's context.

Accordingly, the amendments identified will be submitted to Legal Draftsman for necessary action.

- Asian Tribune -

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