ICTA launches triple e-service for motor vehicles

March 15, 2015

In a further step to making lives easy through Information and Communication Technology (ICT) three motor vehicle related e-services were launched recently (3).

The ICT Agency of Sri Lanka (ICTA) and the Department of Motor Traffic (DMT) came together in launching this triple e-service. The three e-services will provide information on the following: Details of the vehicle, last registration number of a given vehicular category and the period of validity and date of expiry of the vehicle revenue license.

This threefold Information could be obtained by visiting the DMT website www.motortraffic.gov.lk and the Sri Lanka country portal, www.srilanka.lk . The same service could be obtained through a smart phone by downloading the newly developed mobile app. Furthermore vehicle information and status of vehicle revenue license too could be obtained by sending an sms to 1919 using the basic code dmt info and dmt rls.

Online information on vehicle information is available at two levels: Limited information and Full information. Limited information is free of charge and comprises information on seven sub-heads. A sum of Rupees 150 is payable for full information which is provided under 15 sub-heads. Payment for the service could be made through the credit card and mobile cash.

The launch held at the Sri Lanka Institute of Development Administration (SLIDA) in Colombo was graced by Hon. Ranjith Madduma Bandara, Minister of Internal Transport as the Chief Guest.

Hon. Ranjith Madduma Bandara, Minister for Internal Transport delivering his address expressed his gratitude to ICTA and DMT for making people’s life easy through the three e-services. The Minister said that this launch greatly contributed to fulfilling the pledges of the 100-day programme. Elaborating on the subject the Minister said: “Currently there are 5.7 million motor vehicles in the country and 4 million people travel daily in vehicles. If we could reduce travelling to the DMT at least by 20 per cent by making it possible to obtain services from home we would have achieved much. I request ICTA and DMT to make it possible for people to obtain all their motor vehicle related services from home”.

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