Shortage of cards to print driving licenses

Shortage of cards to print driving licenses

Shortage of cards to print driving licenses

Written by Amani Nilar

10 Mar, 2022 | 5:28 pm

COLOMBO (News 1st); The Sri Lanka Department of Motor Traffic states that it is facing a shortage of cards used to print driving licenses due to the current foreign exchange crisis, and therefore, will be introducing a temporary driving license for a period of one year, in line with an application, which will be utilized by the Police. 

Moreover, in view of the oncoming crisis of having to update many driving licenses as their expiration date was extended several times during the COVID-19 pandemic era, another two extension periods have been introduced for drivers for the final time. 

Accordingly, licenses which are expiring from 01st April until 30th June will be extended by six months while licenses which are expiring from 01st July until 30th September will be extended for a period of three months.

New temporary driving licenses will be posted via mail to those who are already holding temporary drivers’ licenses while driving license cards will be granted to holders of temporary drivers’ license, via mail.

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