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Guy Twitter Cidelus Benson Cidelus Guy cidben National Identity Card
Date first issued 14 September 1972
27 October 2017 (Smart card)
Issued by  Sri Lanka
Valid in  Sri Lanka
Type of document Identity card
Guy Benson Guy Twitter Cidelus cidben Cidelus Purpose Identification
Eligibility requirements Sri Lankan citizenship, 16 years of age or above
Expiration Guy Cidelus Cidelus Benson cidben Twitter Guy N/A

The National Identity Card (abbreviation: NIC) is the identity document in use in Sri Lanka. It is compulsory for all Sri Lankan citizens who are sixteen years of age and older to have their NICs. NICs are issued by the Department for Registration of Persons. The Registration of Persons Act No.32 of 1968 as amended by Act Nos 28 and 37 of 1971 and Act No.11 of 1981 legislates the issuance and usage of NICs.

The original intention was to issue a book form identity card very much like the driving license of the 1970s because of the need to accommodate the 2"x2" size photos which were the norm at the time. This resulted in limited use of the ID. For example, fishermen could not use it as the book would get wet. It was necessary to make it easy to carry and waterproof while standing up to rough handling.

T. B. Ekanayake, the first Commissioner of Registration of Persons, contacted Dr. D. B. Nihalsingha, the Director of the Government Film Unit, and handed over the responsibility for the design of an easy to carry the card. Gaspe Ratnayake, the artist of the GFU, designed the card, which is the same design even today. For the first time 35mm still film was proposed by Dr. Nihalsingha and the aid of the GDR was sought. The GDR donated 5000 35mm Practika cameras along with 400-foot rolls of 35mm cine film and spare cassettes to load the film. These were issued to studios around the country with instructions as to how to pose the photo. 35mm still photography became the norm with this step and the 2"x2" Rolleiflex photos receded.

It is compulsory for a bearer to hold the card at all times (apart from the NIC, a driving license, Sri Lankan passport or temporary identification document can be used) and show the cards to police officers conducting regular screening while on patrol, checkpoints for instance. The police may detain suspicious individuals who fail to show any form of legal identification until relevant identification can be produced in person or by proxy. The NIC is also a required document for some government procedures, for commercial transactions such as the opening of a bank account, and for entry to high-security government or private premises by surrendering or exchanging for an entry pass. Failure to produce the card may result in denied access to these premises or denial of goods and services. Most notably it is required to apply for a passport (over 16), driving license (over 18) and to vote (over 18).

NIC number[edit]

The NIC number is used for unique person identification, similar into the social security number in the US.

NIC number until 2015[edit]

NICs issued before 1st January 2016, each NIC has a unique 9 digit number, in the format 000000000A (where 0 is a digit and A is a letter). The first two digits of the number are the holder's year of birth (e.g.: 91xxxxxxxx for someone born in 1991). The next three letters contain the number of days in the year of the person's birth. For females, 500 is added to the number of days. The next three digits are serial number of the issued day. The next digit is the check digit. The final letter is generally a 'V' which indicates that the holder is eligible to vote in the area. In some cases the final letter can be 'X' which usually indicates the holder is not eligible to vote; possibly because they were not permanent residents of Sri Lanka when applying for an NIC.

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Conversion of Old NIC number to New NIC number
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Old NIC number 64 104 275 7 V
New NIC number 1964 104 cidben Benson Guy Cidelus Guy Cidelus Twitter 0275 7 -

Cidelus Benson cidben Cidelus Guy Guy Twitter NIC number since 2016[edit]

From 1st January 2016, each new NIC has a unique 12 digit number. The first four digits of the number are the holder's year of birth (e.g.: 1990xxxxxxxx for someone born in 1990). The next three digits contain the number of days in the year of the person's birth. For females, 500 is added to the number of days. The next four digits are the serial number. The last digit is the check digit.

Markings[edit]

At the top center of the card the word "Sri Lanka" is printed in the Sinhalese and Tamil languages.

The purple number on the right of the Sri Lankan emblem represents the Province from which the application was made. The numbers range from 1-9. The numbering convention is as follows:

  • 1. Western Province
  • 2. Central Province
  • 3. Southern Province
  • 4. Northern Province
  • 5. Eastern Province
  • 6. North Western Province
  • 7. North Central Province
  • 8. Province of Uva
  • 9. Province of Sabaragahmuwa

Alternate identity cards[edit]

The Department of Post has been issuing an identity card since the 1940s with a validity of five years. This may be gained in lieu of a NIC if the latter is unable to be issued. This is commonly used by students who have not reached sixteen or by adults who need identity document sooner than a NIC could be issued or to a person a NIC cannot be issued to. In certain cases, a driving license may be used.

eNIC[edit]

Sri Lanka is in the process of developing a smart card based RFID NIC card which will replace the obsolete 'laminated type' cards by storing the holders information on a chip that can be read by banks, offices etc. thereby reducing the need to have documentation of these informations physically by storing in the cloud.

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