How to get a Sri Lankan Drivers License

In 3 Steps
By admin / 18 May, 2022

If you're above 17, want to apply for a driver's license in Sri Lanka but don't know where to start-you've come to the right place. Visit www.motortraffic.gov.lk for an overview of what needs to be done. There are three steps you need to go through in order to get your learner's permit, which takes about 3-4 months each and is dependent on the type of license you're getting.

  1. Obtain a medical certificate and schedule a written exam date
  2. Pass the written exam and get a learner's permit
  3. Pass practical trials and get a driving license (and of course...*dance for joy*)

First things first, you need to be present in-person to complete the below processes AND you need to be at least 17 years of age to get your learner's permit (not 16..this ain't the US) and at least 18 to face the practical test.

  1. National Identity Card (NIC) OR Valid Passport with NIC number
  2. ORIGINAL Birth Certificate
  3. A Pen (super important!)
  4. Approx. Rs. 3000 - 4000 in cash 


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