Sri Lanka's President Ranil Wickremesinghe is launching an online passport application system as part of the government's efforts to digitize public
Sri Lanka’s President Ranil Wickremesinghe is launching an online passport application system as part of the government’s efforts to digitize public services. The Immigration and Emigration Controller General, Harsha Ilukpitiya, announced that the new system aims to streamline the passport application process and ensure that passports are delivered to applicants’ homes within three days. To support this initiative, 50 regional secretariats across the country have been equipped with the necessary facilities. Applicants can apply for passports conveniently from their homes through the official website, and after completing the required procedures, the passports will be delivered via a dedicated courier service. The implementation of this system is in response to reports of brokers causing disruptions in the passport issuance process. The government aims to popularize the new program in June, with the goal of achieving a successful execution during the department’s 75th anniversary next year. Advanced technology and comprehensive measures have been put in place to maintain efficiency and integrity throughout the process.