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.