Tag Archives: Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka – Smart IDs from today

By | October 27, 2017

The smart identification card (Smart ID) was launched to the public today by the Department of Registration of Persons (DRP), Department Commissioner General Viyani Gunathilaka said. To symbolize the Inauguration of the Smart ID, the first printed Smart ID was handed over to Wayamba Development and Cultural Affairs Minister S. B. Nawinne and fifteen other applicants who applied… Read More »

Sri Lanka – British firm may get contract on migration to e-passport

By | August 26, 2017

The Government is to hire a leading British firm specialising in currency printing and is in partnership now to prepare the groundwork for electronic passports for Sri Lankans.  This new generation travel document will contain in a microchip the holder’s biometric data in electronic format. The University of Moratuwa has just completed a comprehensive assessment on the Department’s… Read More »

Sri Lanka – Smart ID in two months: DRP Commissioner

By | August 23, 2017

The Department for Registration of Persons (DRP) would issue a new ‘Smart ID’ within the coming two months, after the introduction of the present NICs some 45 years ago, Department’s Commissioner General Viyani Gunathilaka said today. He said that the decision was taken considering several issues regarding the current National Identity Cards (NICs). “The Department will issue the… Read More »

Com Bank introduces Sri Lanka’s first chip and PIN debit card

By | July 27, 2017

July 27, 2017 (LBO) – Sri Lanka’s Commercial Bank of Ceylon has introduced Mastercard debit cards with chip and PIN technology for the first time to the country. “These cards replace the existing Maestro debit cards with magnetic strips. The new Chip and PIN debit card will minimise the possibility of fraudulent transactions at Point-of-Sale (POS) due to… Read More »

LankaClear and JCBI partner to establish National Card Scheme in Sri Lanka

By | June 22, 2017

Colombo and Tokyo, June 22, 2017 – (ACN Newswire) – LankaClear (Private) Limited (LankaClear), an organization incorporated in 2002 and owned by the Central Bank of Sri Lanka (CBSL) and all Licensed Commercial Banks operating in Sri Lanka, and JCB International Co., Ltd. (JCBI), the international operations subsidiary of JCB Co., Ltd. (JCB), announced on June 20th that… Read More »

Sri Lanka Implements New Biometric Enrollment Process for eID Cards

By | April 6, 2017

April 6, 2017 – Sri Lanka’s Department of Registration of Persons is aiming to collect the biometrics and biographical information of all citizens by the end of June, in preparation for the issuance of biometric electronic identity cards, according to a report by the Daily Mirror. P. Viyani Gunathilake, general commissioner of the Registration of Persons Department, said the old… Read More »