Marital status of parents : Question to be removed from new digital birth certificate

The Registrar General’s Department has decided to remove the marital status of parents on the new digital birth certificates to be introduced in the next two months.

Registrar General S. M. Withanage said a decision has been taken not to include the question in the new birth certificate as it is considered as causing prejudice to children.

Measures have been taken to establish an office to issue birth, death and marriage certificates within the end of this month, he said.

The new office will be established in Suhurupaya which houses the Department of Immigration and Emigration and the Department of Registration of Persons. (Newswire)