An online system has been made available to the public to obtain copies of birth, marriage and death certificates. This facility was introduced to reduce difficulties in requesting copies of birth, marriage and death certificates during the ongoing COVID pandemic crisis.
Therefore, the system can be accessed at rgd.gov.lk. using a mobile device or desktop computer, while corresponding payments can be made online using Master or Visa cards.
The system was developed by the Office of the Registrar General in close collaboration with the Information and Communication Technologies Agency (ICTA). The initiative was announced to the divisional secretariat of Weeraketiya under the patronage of ministers Chamal Rajapaksa and Namal Rajapaksa.
Commenting on the initiative, Professor Lalith Gamage, Chairman of the Sri Lanka Information and Communication Technology Agency, said: âWe are pleased to present this initiative to the public. Citizens can enter their information and request one of the certificates through the portal after a simple OTP verification process. We hope the public will use this service without any hassle. Citizens also have the option of having the certificate delivered to their door by express mail or picking up the certificate from the nearest divisional secretariat office. “