Saturday, November 8, 2008
Mobile Programme in the Plantation Sector
Currently we are in a period of time when the National Identity card is most essential. Though the situation is such, still most of the plantation people are unable to obtain their identity cards due to various reasons. This problem is not only for their identity cards but also for birth certificates, death certificates and documents needed to recover their Employees provident and Employees trust funds. Taking this issue into consideration the Plantation unit of Setik together with the Ministry of Law and Justice Reforms organized a mobile camp on 1oth and 11th October 2008 at Talawakelle Sinhala Vidyalaya to collect the relevant documents from the plantation people to claim their identity cards, birth certificates, death certificates, etc.
Divisional Secretariat staff of Nuwara Eliya District and volunteers attached to Setik carried out prominent roles at this programme. There were over 8000 plantation people present there to obtain their certificates and documents. We are happy that we were able to obtain 750 birth certificates on the spot and the rest of the claims handed over to relevant authorities to obtain the required documents.