President launches computerised issue of birth certificates at ‘Deyata Kirula 2011’

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In the sidelines of the ‘Deyata Kirula’ 2011 in Buttala, President Mahinda Rajapaksa launched the computerised issue of birth certificates project, thus enabling thousands of people in the Moneragala District to get their certificates with ease.


With ICTA’s internationally acclaimed BMD project going live in Moneragala from last week, the people of the Moneragala District are able to get certified copies of the birth, marriage and death certificates they require within five minutes. Thanks to this kick-off, certificates of birth, marriage or death (BMD) relevant to anyone in the District could be obtained with hither-to-unknown ease irrespective of the Divisional Secretariat or Grama Niladhari Division in the District he belongs to. 

“Within two months we have computerised the birth certificates of the entire Moneragala District totaling almost 600, 000,” ICTA CEO Reshan Dewapura says. 

President Mahinda Rajapaksa handed over the first computerised birth certificate to a Moneragala resident at the ICTA exhibition stall. 

Minister of Telecommunication and IT Ranjith Siyambalapitiya and UVA Chief Minister Sasheendra Rajapaksa were also present at the occasion.