Srilanka Police has introduced a new e-service facility to obtain Police Clearance Certificates online as a solution to the age old manual processing method. At a special event held at the Police Headquarters in Colombo, Police Chief Pujith Jayasundara launched the new web based service for obtaining clearance certificates online.
The special project incorporated with ICTA (Information and Communication Technology Agency of Sri Lanka) was introduced targeting both the citizens residing in locally and overseas, who require police clearance certificates for various purposes including for jobs.
If someone from overseas is applying, he or she has to submit an appropriately filled application form to the Sri Lankan mission in the respective country of stay with the correct fee as well as certain additional bank charges for remitting the money
This old technique took no less than 14 to 21 days to handle as it included parcel of paper based applications and records which must be cross checked with numerous offices with the Department like the CID and the TID.
The Police Chief sayed,you can complete the submission by paying the fee with a credit or debit card as wells as through ‘eZ Cash’ method. It will take only 4 to 5 days.
You can reach online clearance certificate could be accessed through the two URLs www.police.lk and www.gov.lk