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Shortcomings of the Sri Lankan ‘National’ identity card

A petition requesting that details on  ‘National’ Identity cards, issued by the Sri Lankan government, were printed in both Sinhala and Tamil, was filed today at the Supreme Court.
The petition asked for both languages to be included on the National Identity cards, as the current Sinhalese only National Identity card, proved to be of no use when travelling in the North-eastern provinces.
The deputy solicitor of the court, General Viraj Rajapakse, in response to the petition, said a decision will be made on May 2 2013.
See full report here.

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