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Chainsaw Machine registration to commence tomorrow

18 February 2019 03:52 pm - 6     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

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Registration process of all chainsaw machines being used in the country will commence from tomorrow (February 20), the Ministry of Defence announced.

The registration would be end by February 28.

According to a decision taken by the Ministry of Defence on the orders of President Maithripala Sirisena, it is mandatory to register all Chainsaw Machines being used in the country.

This is aimed at controlling deforestation caused by illegal felling of trees using chainsaw machines, and regulate the felling of trees, the ministry said.

Accordingly, all state-owned, semi-government, private-sector institution or privately owned Chainsaw Machines, should be produced at the nearest police station and a registration permit obtained.

After registering, a special license and a number will also be issued for identification purposes.

Necessary instructions have been issued to all police stations in the country, the ministry said.

  Comments - 6

  • Ranjith Chandrasekera Tuesday, 19 February 2019 03:35 AM

    Chainsaw machine registration....... Registration of Chainsaw is not going to deter deforestation. The whole country is well aware the main culprit who cleared thousands of acres of forest land by using heavy machinery. This had been disclosed for years and authorities have not taken any action and this politician still continuing this deforestation regardless. Unlike firearms who could be certain who's chainsaw had been used for felling trees unless the person responsible is caught red handed. registration of chainsaws is appeared to be another political propaganda to deceive the public.

    LP Tuesday, 19 February 2019 06:16 AM

    1000 rupees Registration fee will help our ailing budget

    Buddhist Tuesday, 19 February 2019 07:33 AM

    Are the kitchen knives also gong to be registered as they kill people? What a joke!

    Nan Tuesday, 19 February 2019 11:28 AM

    Though the prez speaks big talk and visited Mannar once or twice,he couldn't stop this crook's activities in and around Wilpattu area, its necessary to open up military camps very closely and need to scrutinize his underhand activities very carefully

    Ruwan Tuesday, 19 February 2019 12:04 PM

    Montessori policy of a Montessori level head of state

    Harsha J Wednesday, 20 February 2019 12:10 AM

    I agree with Ruwan How this can be defenestration. the people are cutting the treas are illegally and with out the permits. Like wise how many people are driving vehicles with out proper registration and with out proper documentation. so this is will help nothing good for the servants who are greedy for bribe..


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