Lost Your Important Documents During the Flood/Landslide Season? Here’s What You Should Do!

The Disaster Management Center has reportedly estimated that around 250 individuals are still living in temporary camps and a reported 61,859 individuals have been displaced as a result of the recent season of landslide and flood.

Following these two major natural disasters, many individuals have lost their valuable belongings including valuable identification documents. In case you’re a victim and you’ve lost such valuable documents here’s what you can do:

  • National Identity Card:

In case you’ve lost or misplaced you NIC during the flood and landslide season, immediately obtain an application form from the ID office or Divisional Secretariat. The completed form should be certified by the Divisional Secretariat. Make sure to lodge a police complaint stating details of the lost NIC. A letter should be obtained from the Grama Sevaka confirming your address and other relevant information.

The Department has stated that NIC’s obtained prior to 1st of September 2014, is unlike to contain information on the database and citizens are required to hand over the completed form and the other two documents in order to avoid any delays. If you’ve obtained your NIC after the above mentioned date and have lost or misplaced it during the recent landslide or flood season, you’re requested to produce a document confirming your personal details. This could be your passport, birth certificate or even your marriage certificate.

  • Passport:

In case you’ve lost your passport, immediately lodge an entry with the nearest police station, soon as possible.  Make sure you clearly state every important detail regarding this and try to recall as much as information which was included in your lost passport.

Once you lodge the complaint, provide a copy of this to the Department of Immigration and Emigration and officials will guide you with the process further. In case, your passport was drenched, make sure you produce it to the Department in order to obtain a new one. There will be no penalty charged if the  drenched passport is produced to obtain a new one.

  • Certificates – Birth/Death/Marriage:

In case you’ve lost a birth certificate or a death certificate during the recent flood/landslide season, make sure you provide details as much as possible, as most of the details related to these are stored in a database and could be recovered in a shorter time. The fee to obtain this would be Rs. 100.

In case you’ve lost your marriage certificate, you’ll be able to obtain it from the place which you initially obtained it from, as an example; if you initially obtained it from Colombo or Galle, you’ll be able to recover this document from the Colombo DS or the Galle DS.

  • Deeds:

In case you’ve lost your title deeds or other property related documents, you’ll be able to recover them from the Land Registrar. There are 45 Land Registries for this specific purpose.


INFOGRAPHIC: Inspiring Women in the Spotlight on International Women’s Day

International Women’s day falls today, March 8th. Therefore, it makes sense to celebrate the lives of inspiring women from all around the globe. Have a look at our infographic and answer this question in the comments:  ‘Which Woman in your life inspires you?’ Spread the good news and share this infographic with everyone you know!

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CONTEST: ‘My Passion’ Quiz Winners Announced

Last month, we hosted a contest in order to reward those with a burning desire in their lives. We requested individuals to answer a series of questions about themselves and their passion in life.

We had well over a 100 responses and were especially blown away by the quality of responses: a lot of individuals focused on travel and photography. Others focused on becoming entrepreneurs or taking care of their family members, which we greatly admire.

Now, for the moment you’ve all be waiting for. Our winners are:

Congratulations to all our Winners!

1. Roshini De Silva

2. Vishvi Vidanapathirana

3. Rumesh Kavinda

4. Dinesh Adikari

To all those who didn’t win. we’d like to say this: no matter what your passion is, we at HNB Assurance are committed towards making that passion a reality. We will safeguard your aspirations with our ‘4 seasons of protection’ via our life insurance products: myChild, myLife, myFund & myPension. Call our 24 hour hotline on 0114-384-384 and secure your dreams today.

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Disclaimer: The views shared in this blog are based on the macro economic conditions & industry status quo as per the time of publishing.

CONTEST: What’s Your Passion? Enter our Quiz and Win

Updated Feb 13th: The quiz is now over, to see if you are a winner, click here!

What’s your passion? Click this picture to Express your Passion and win great prizes!

Today’s post is about one of our existing competitions, titled the ‘My Passion Quiz’. Keen to win a few prizes simply by expressing that one thing you love? All you have to do is to answer a few short questions about yourself and your passion in life.

If we find it interesting enough, you could be one of 4 lucky winners to walk away with a personal accident cover worth Rs. 1,000,000 and one of five, 5 star dinner vouchers at a leading restaurant from Colombo.

Interested? Check out the quiz via our Facebook page HERE, or click the picture above. Hurry, entries close on the 15th of January, good luck!

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Disclaimer: The views shared in this blog are based on the macro economic conditions & industry status quo as per the time of publishing.