Key Role

The JP is authorized to certify and authenticate the affidavit/documents and any such other certificates that are submitted by the general public with the intention of certifying by the JP.

Qualifications

Should have taken and subscribed the oath or made and subscribed the affirmation before the relevant Court upon being duly appointed to be a Justice of the Peace.

Procedure of the submission of applications

Duly completed applications accompanied by prescribed annexures should be sent by registered post to reach the Secretary, Ministry of Justice, Colombo 12 or be handed over to the JP Unit of the Ministry of Justice during the normal office hours.

Applications for JP Identity Cards

Applications could be obtained from the Reception or the JP Unit or from the Web Site of the Ministry of Justice.

Charges for the applications for JP Identity Cards

This service is free of charge.

Acceptance of applications

Duly completed applications should be sent by registered post to reach the Secretary, Ministry of Justice, Colombo 12 or be handed over to the JP Unit of the Ministry of Justice during normal office hours.

Fees payable for the processing and issuing of JP Identity Cards

A sum of Rs.200/- should be paid to credit of the account number 176-1-001-9-9025184 at the Mid-City Branch of the People’s Bank, Colombo 10 in favor of the “Secretary to the Ministry of Justice”  and the credit slip issued by the Bank in proof of the payment should be attached to the application. This payment is also made at the Account Division of the Ministry of Justice.

Time taken to provide the service

Normal Service hours.

Documents required to be submitted

  1. A photocopy of the letter of appointment issued under the hand of the Secretary to the Ministry of Justice. (Please refrain from forwarding the covering letter signed by the Hon. Minister of Justice.)
  2. A copy of the oath/affirmation given before the court the oath was taken and subscribed/affirmation was made and subscribed.
  3. A copy of the National Identity Card.
  4. Two colour photographs of 40 mm X 40 mm size taken within six months immediately preceding the application for the JP Identity Card.(The overleaf of the photograph should be written the applicant’s name and the JP Registration Number as is provided for in paragraph 08 the letter of appointment.)
  5. Receipt in proof of the payment (Credit slip if it is to the bank or the receipt if it is to the Shroff of the Ministry of Justice)
  6. A confirmation of Residency issued by Grama Niladhari if there exists any change in the residential address.
  7. A Rs.35/- stamped envelope indicating the name and the address of the applicant for delivering the JP Identity Card by mail.

Staff officers in charge of subject

Name & Designation Phone

Fax

Mr. Sunil Samaraweera
Additional Secretary (Admn.)

+94 112 320 784 +94 112 320 784
Mrs. R.P.S. Samankumari
Senior Asst. Secretary (Admn.)
+94 112 436 360 +94 112 436 360
Mrs. P.W.D.G. Manohari Perera
Administrative Officer
+94 112 329 146 +94 112 320 785

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