Introducing eRL 2.0: Revolutionizing Vehicle Revenue License Systems
The Information and Communication Technology Agency (ICTA) of Sri Lanka would like to announce the upcoming launch of the Electronic Revenue License System (eRL 2.0) on October 3, 2023. This transformative system, developed in collaboration with the Provincial Department of Motor Traffic, promises to revolutionize the vehicle revenue license issuance system, delivering enhanced services to citizens and other stakeholders.
eRL 2.0 is scheduled to be launched initially in eight provinces, including the North Western, Southern, North Central, Central, Sabaragamuwa, Eastern, Northern, and Uva Provinces. Meanwhile, the existing system, (eRL 1.0), will continue to operate in the Western Province.
To facilitate the transition to eRL 2.0, the issuance of revenue licenses at all Provincial Motor Traffic Department Head Offices and pisional Secretariat Offices across the island will be temporarily suspended on September 27 and October 2, 2023. Additionally, the current online system for obtaining revenue licenses will also be temporarily suspended until 12 midnight on October 6, 2023.
At its core, eRL 2.0 is designed to maximize efficiency and prioritize user-centricity. It simplifies the complexities of the vehicle revenue license system and allows citizens and stakeholders to experience a seamless user process that empowers them to access services effortlessly and efficiently. In embracing digitization, eRL 2.0 envisions a government that listens to its people and responds with agility and precision.
The Electronic Revenue License System, eRL, was initially introduced in December 2009. It served as Sri Lanka's first connected transactional Government service for vehicle owners. The system operates as a centralized, web-enabled platform used by pisional Secretariats (DS) to issue vehicle revenue licenses and provides an online service (eService) for license renewal. It connects various stakeholders, including the Department of Motor Traffic (DMT), Provincial Departments of Motor Traffic (PDMT), insurance companies, emission testing companies, banks, and financial organizations. As of date, the current eRL system has benefited over 6 million users per year on average, generating a revenue of LKR 10 - 12bn.
The eRL system has consistently managed the revenue license records of all vehicles in the country and is hosted on the Lanka Government Cloud (LGC). This cloud-based infrastructure has ensured smooth operation, covering 333 pisional Secretariat Offices at over 550 locations.
ICTA remains committed to improving the eRL solution, leveraging the latest technologies to enhance its functionality and performance continually.
The launch of eRL 2.0 marks a significant step toward a more efficient, and digitally driven government. Citizens and stakeholders are invited to embrace this transformation, heralding a future of enhanced services. This is not merely an evolution of a system; it's a testament to Sri Lanka's commitment to harnessing the power of technology for the greater good. Together, we embark on a journey toward a more connected, responsive, and digitally enabled government that serves its people with excellence.
ICTA remains dedicated to leading this digital transformation and will continue to explore opportunities to leverage technology for the betterment of society.