The Sri Lanka Police Department will award cash prizes to police officers who successfully carry out operations and to people who provide information about illegal firearms during the three-month-long special operation, Police spokesman Ruwan Gunasekara said.
He said the special operation was launched on the orders of Police Chief Pujith Jayasundara, who has also directed the Special Anti-Narcotic Drive (SAND) operation to continue.
The operation to seize illegal firearms in the country began on January 1 will end on March 31.
SP Gunasekara said though a large quantity of illegal firearms were seized by the police in the recent past, there were more illegal firearms circulating in the country. (Chaturanga Samarawickrama)