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COLOMBO (News 1st); Due to urgent computer system maintenance, all branch offices including the Head Office of the Department of Immigration and Emigration will NOT be accepting one day and normal service passport applications today (05).Further, the Department of Immigration and Emigration noted that the other services will be limited to 12.30 pm, and they apologize for any inconvenience this may cause to the public.In addition, Dept.

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