New Regulations for air weapons to chase away wild animals

3 August 2017 11:39 am - 3     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

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The government had approved the proposed new regulations to control the use of Air weapons in protecting cultivations from wild animals.

Addressing the Media at the Government information Department Cabinet Spokesman and Minister Gayantha Karunatilaka said using air weapons had been alleged to be used in hunting wild animals.

The proposal was made by Sustainable Development and Wild life Minister Gamini Jayawickreme Perera to implement new regulations.

The new recommendations as follows:

Examine the possibility of producing an air rifle with low power instead of present 0.22 mm rifle and encourage producing of an air rifle that can drive away animals by sound and regulation of issuing 0.22 mm air rifles and include them in Firearms Ordinance.

The proposed recommendations include following alternatives such as controlling animals through biological methods,  limitation of using pesticides, use of modern scientific methods to control the damage caused by wild animals,  use of traditional methods used in driving away wild animals by developing with modern technology, minimizing waste disposal in open areas that causes the attraction of wild animals, and Limit the importation of materials used in producing “Hakkapatas”.

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  • Darrel Thursday, 03 August 2017 04:12 PM

    Are you serious? these air guns are also used for sports purposes by school children.

    AnilSenarathna Saturday, 30 March 2019 02:59 PM

    I want a gun

    AnilSenarathna Saturday, 30 March 2019 03:00 PM

    මට ගෙදර ට එකක් ඔනි .ගන්නේ කොහෙද මෙක


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