Over 750 inmates of the Angoda and Mulleriyawa mental institutions are to be given voting rights from next year, Director of National Institute of Mental Health Dr. Jayan Mendis told to News Reporters
Dr. Jayan Mendis also said that a decision has been taken to arrange National Identity cards for these inmates within a month. Accordingly the Ministry of Social Services and the Department of Registration of Persons will work with the hospital staff to achieve the task.
The address of the hospital community house and the address declared at the time of admitting the patient will be used in perfecting the requirement of vital information on the applicant. Daily Mirror