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One million without identity cards

Nearly one million of Sri Lanka’s population is without national identity cards and other essential identification documents, a survey by the Department of Registration of Persons has found.

Almost 700,000 of them are elders and the highest number without
identity cards is 80,000 in Kurunegala district, said director general of the Dept. Viani Gunatilake.

Since elders are not much interested in getting identity cards, mobile services will go to them in order to fulfill that requirement, he said.