Colombo banks demand police certificate to open accounts

[TamilNet, Sunday, 17 February 2008, 12:46 GMT]
Managements of some private sector banks are demanding Jaffna based Tamil civilians residing in Colombo district to produce police registration certificate in addition to other documents usually required to open current or saving accounts in their branches located in Colombo, civil society sources in Colombo said.

Elsewhere in Sri Lanka potential new customers wishing to open current or saving accounts in banks are required to produce only the National Identity Card (NIC) and not the police registration certificate, civil sources said.


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