SL driving license validity period extends by three months

The validity of a driver’s license which expires within 01st of July 2020 to 31st December 2020 will be extended by 03 months from the expiry date of the driver’s license.

Dilum Amunugama, the State Minister of Transport services said the extension does imply the renewal process has been suspended.

He said the renewal process of driver’s license was suspended taking into consideration the growing concerns over COVID-19.

Printing driving licences will be withdrawn from a private company and handed over to the military, the Government said.

The Government information department said that a discussion was held in this regard between Transport Minister Mahinda Amaraweera, the Defence Ministry and the Army.

It was noted at the discussion that the Government was paying a private company huge sums of money to print the digital driving licence.

According to an audit report, Rs.7,467.65 million has been paid to the said private company during the period from 2009 to 2017 and after the agreement had expired, a further Rs.1,856.65 million had been paid during the period of March 2016 to December 31.

The Government said that money which should come into the treasury was instead going out to a private company.

As a result, it has been decided to withdraw the project from the private company and hand it over to the military from next year.

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