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Department Of Registration of persons Launching of New Identity Card

The Department for Registration of Persons using new technology launched the new smart National Identity Card at the departmental premises on 27th October 2017.The Hon. Minister of Wayamba Development and Cultural Affairs. S.B Navinna participated as the Chief Guest in this occasion.

Symbolizing this watershed event, the first Smart Card was presented to Hon.S.B.Navinna, Minister of Wayamba Development and Cultural Affairs and, afterwards another 10 smart cards were presented to 10 selected persons.

The new Identity Card will have a twelve digit Number and it also includes a photograph of ICAO standard and a machine -readable Barcode. Information related to name, place of birth ,address and gender will be printed in all three languages and the signature of identity card holder will also be featured in this new Identity Card. This new Smart Card is in line with the internationally accepted standard and this will help public to get their needs attended to easily and expeditiously.

This smart card was introduced as the first step of the proposed new e- Identity card wherein the finger print which is considered to be a main Biometric-data is to be included.

The old identity Cards thus far used will not be cancelled with the introduction of new Smart Card and this new identity Cards will be issued only to new applicants who apply for identity Cards after 27th October 2017.

 

Opening Ceremony of Kelaniya Cultural Centre

Kelaniya Divisional Cultural Centre was ceremonially opened by Hon. Minister of Internal Affairs, Wayamba Development and Cultural Affairs, S. B. Nawinne recently. The Ministry disbursed at the value of Rs. 26mn for the constructions of the Cultural Centre.

The number of 189 Cultural Centres has already been established island wide including this Cultural Centre which has been established as the 6th Cultural Centre in Gampaha District.

Minister of Regional Development Hon. Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka, Kalasuri Sathishchandra Edirisinghe, Additional Secretary of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, Wayamba Development and Cultural Affairs Mrs. Pradeepa Serasinghe, officials and distinguishedguests werealso present for this occasion.    

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Opanayake Divisional Cultural Centre in Rathnapura District was declared open

Opanayake Divisional Cultural Centre in Rathnapura District was ceremonially opened by Hon. Deputy Minister of Internal Affairs, Wayamba Development and Cultural Affairs Mr. Palitha Thewarapperuma on 3rdJune 2016 as the 185thCultural Centre of the Island Wide Cultural Centre Program. The government disbursed at the value of Rs. 17mn. for this Centre. 

Additional Secretary of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, Wayamba Development and Cultural Affairs Mrs. Pradeepa Serasinghe,officials and distinguishedguests werealso presentfor this occasion.

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Reopening of Colombo National Museum to the general public after conservations

After being conserved, the Colombo National Museum was ceremonially reopened on 6th February at 9.30 a.m. by Hon. S. B. Nawinne the Minister of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, Wayamba Development and Cultural Affairs with the participation of the Deputy Minister, Ministry of Internal Affairs, Wayamba Development and Cultural Affairs Hon. Palitha Thewarapperuma. The project takes 200 million rupees for entire process of conservations.

This is the largest project of conservation which was carried out under the Consultation of Central Engineering Consultancy Bureau (CECB) with the help of 6th Engineering Service Regiment of Sri Lanka Army after open the Colombo National Museum for the first time on 01st January 1877.  Accordingly, all galleries are open for general public from 6th February 2017, in Colombo National Museum. “Sri Lanka Museum” software which eases the access of information related with national museum by using smart mobile phones was also launched in line with the above.

The ceremony was graced by Ven. Elle Gunawansa Thero, the Secretary and the Senior Officials of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, Wayamba Development and Cultural Affairs, Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, the Director of the National Museum and general public.

 
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