Other members of the consortium are Malaysia’s CD Holdings, Epic Lanka (Pvt) Ltd which provides secure e-service solutions in Sri Lanka; Indonesia’s Perum Peruri, a long-established manufacturer and printer of banknotes and security papers; and Austrian security software development specialists, JURA JSP GmbH.
The “N Series” passports employ cutting edge technology with digital and personalised security features, including an embedded systems which prevents image or text substitution and alteration.
The project, valued at around US$4.5million, includes a five-year maintenance contract and will enable Sri Lanka’s Department of Immigration and Emigration to produce up to 2000 passports a day.
“With the launching of new “N” series passport, we have realised our dream of introducing a new series of passport with high security features and a new printing system with advanced technology,” said Department of Immigration and Emigration Controller, Mervyn Wijesekera, at a launching ceremony held in Colombo’s Trans Asia hotel.
The project was implemented in a recond five months.
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