The implementation of the Sri Lanka Unique Digital Identity (SL-UDI) Framework will be expedited with India’s support by extending an advance of INR 450 million.
In a statement to the media, the President’s Media Division said the decision to take the ‘decisive step’ towards the implementation of the crucial milestone in the digitisation drive was taken by the Indo-Sri Lanka Joint Project Monitoring Committee.
To signify the Indian government’s commitment to the initiative, the Indian High Commissioner handed over a significant contribution of INR 450 million to minister Kanaka Herath, constituting 15 percent of the total funds required for the successful implementation of the project as an advance payment.
The tenders related to the SL-UDI project received are currently under review.
At a meeting at the Presidential Secretariat yesterday, also attended by Indian High Commissioner Gopal Bagle, presidential senior adviser on national security and chief of presidential staff Sagala Ratnayaka emphasised the paramount importance of adhering to a well-defined timeline to ensure the project’s seamless execution.
He further advised convening regular weekly meetings to monitor and evaluate the progress.