The card will function similar to the Social Security Number (SSN) used in many western democracies, where the number uniquely identifies an individual.
A Tamileelam national registration number is to be assigned to each person of the Tamil nation to strengthen the effectiveness of a computerized administration, S. Jeyanthiran, told TamilNet.
The Registration Number will be used by the Tamileelam administration as the main index in most computerized administrative records of individuals including tax records, employee records, patient records, student records, and credit records.
Officials of Sri Lanka Administrative service in Jaffna said that the Sri Lanka's National ID card is mainly used to identify, access entries in security related data, and has not been fully integrated with other administrative computerized data records.
GOSL should learn from LTTE and stop using this decades old card which displays only the photo and address without crying.
According to the Defence Ministry's latest figures, 954 security personnel and 620 civilians were killed in the past year.
If the official figure is 954, actual figure must be more than 1500.
Though promising to find a solution within three months of his presidency, Rajapakse stepped into his second year as Head of State leaving in his wake over 5,000 dead, over 300,000 displaced, no foreseeable solution, an unbearable cost of living and continued heavy handed military action.
Thrives on violence
For Velupillai Pirapaharan who thrives on violence, the Rajapakse family?s ill-thought out combative style enhanced his support base locally and propped up his cause internationally.
Rather than demoralise the so called Eelam nation, the north reacted by consolidating its forces in the face of adversity and ushered in the New Year by issuing ?national identity cards,? further putting in place their civil administration.
It is in this backdrop that Rajapakse?s offensive against the media must be viewed. Last Sunday he launched a blistering attack on sections of the independent media accusing them of jeopardising national security for personal gain and political mileage.
Ironically, however, his own extremist ally the JVP has launched an offensive against Rajapakse himself, accusing him of working only to a personal agenda and jeopardising national interests.
Calling the Rajapakse government politically unstable, they accused the President of resorting to elaborate publicity stunts such as restrictions on liquor and the cigarette trade amongst others, in preparation for an early general election to strengthen the government ranks in parliament.
- The Morning Leader