Information on when the green print in the national ID card's laminate became mandatory [LKA16206.E]

A representative of the high commission for Sri Lanka in Ottawa states that the green print across the Sri Lankan national ID card's laminate is a security feature (13 Jan. 1994). While unable to say exactly when the Sri Lankan government introduced this green print, the representative maintains that it has been a security feature at least since 1987.

This response was prepared after researching publicly accessible information currently available to the DIRB within time constraints. This response is not, and does not purport to be, conclusive as to the merit of any particular claim to refugee status or asylum.


High Commission for the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, Ottawa. 13 January 1994. Telephone interview with representative.