A matter where the Registrar General refused to record the father’s nationality as “Sri Lankan” in a child’s birth certificate was amicably settled before the Court of Appeal when the Registrar General agreed with the petitioner’s request.
When the case was called before the Court of Appeal, the Registrar General changed his earlier position to include the father’s nationality as Sri Lankan in the relevant slot of the birth certificate.
The writ petition filed by lawyer Nuwan Bopage regarding the matter was called before Court of Appeal Judge Justice Lafar Tahir, and subsequently, the petitioner decided to withdraw the case upon the undertaking given by the Registrar General without prejudice to the rights of the petitioner.
The petition stated that the Registrar General refused to include the father’s nationality as Sri Lankan in his son’s birth certificate. The lawyer consequently requested the Court of Appeal through his petition to issue a writ annulling the decision of the Registrar General’s Office and issue a direction that the father’s nationality be entered as Sri Lankan in his son’s birth certificate.
When the petition was called, the Registrar General promised to enter the nationality of the father as Sri Lankan in the birth certificate of the petitioner’s child.
Accordingly, the Court of Appeal terminated the case.