The government has taken measures to issue computerized bilingual identity cards from February.
Commissioner General of the Department of Registrations of Persons, R.M.S. Sarath Kumara told the media that computerized ID cards will be introduced in Sri Lanka from next month.
He has explained that ID cards will be printed in both Sinhala and Tamil under the new system.
All applications will be scanned and details will be computerized following a verification process before the ID card is printed in both Sinhala and Tamil languages, the official said.
The new ID, comprising security features against tampering, counterfeiting or forging, will include the person's photo, bio data, fingerprints, and also the blood group. It will conform to the relevant international standards.