Validity period of expiring driving licences extended

The validity period of expiring driving licences have been extended, Minister of Transport Pavithra Wanniarachchi said.

The Minister issued a gazette notice amending the the Motor Traffic (Temporary Extension of the Validity Period of Driving License) Regulations No. 1 of 2021 published in Gazette Extraordinary No. 2221/57 of April 1, 2021.

Accordingly, the validity period of every driving licence issued by the Commissioner General of Motor Traffic under Part VII of the Motor Traffic Act (Chapter 203) which is due to expire on a particular date within the period commencing from April 1, 2021 and ending on September 30, 2021 as specified in such driving licence, has been extended for twelve (12) months from the date of such expiry.

The driving licence which is due to expire on a particular date within the period commencing from October 1, 2021 and ending on March 31, 2022 as specified in such driving licence, has been extended for six (6) months from the date of such expiry. (Colombo Gazette)

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