Action against illegal firearms

4 April 2010 10:11 am - 19     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

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The Police Elections Desk warned that strict legal action will be taken against individuals who possess illegal fire arms and investigations to probe allegations on the use of illegal arms have commenced and the suspects will be arrested.

Head of the Police Elections Desk DIG Gamini Navaratne requested all the political party organizers to prevent their supporters from using illegal firearms and explosives as several incidents has been reported in the last few days.

The Police Elections Desk has so far received 274 complaints related to election violence and 244 suspects has been arrested for violating the elections law, head of the police elections desk senior DIG Navaratne said.

“We are seeking the help of each candidate in order arrest nearly 200 individuals who are wanted by the police for violating the elections law”, he said.  (SD)

  Comments - 19

  • Sunday, 04 April 2010 01:20 PM

    If suspects are to be arrested, the first ones shoull be the so called ministers.

    Sunday, 04 April 2010 01:39 PM

    Is the DIG waiting to receive instructions from the President to take ACTION. What sorry state of the S/L Police???????

    Sunday, 04 April 2010 02:56 PM

    .good move ....can reduce country criminal record cover the area and search house to house by using sniffer dog

    Sunday, 04 April 2010 03:57 PM

    Election Commissioner Mr.Dayananda Dissa and DIG Gamini Nava should be nominated for OSCAR for their best comedian role in the film 'Parliament Election 2010?

    Sunday, 04 April 2010 04:35 PM

    It is high time that illegal firearms were taken out of circulation, people caught with them should be severely punished.

    Sunday, 04 April 2010 05:14 PM

    not a single person will be arrested as all those who posses them are sure to be a govt supporter...

    Monday, 05 April 2010 10:29 AM

    Confiscate firearms of the ruling party as they are killing each other.

    Monday, 05 April 2010 12:07 AM

    Wow, what an efficient police force. This from the same force that cannot make any headway in the investigation to Lasantha's murder.

    Monday, 05 April 2010 10:57 AM

    Too late for April Fools jokes.

    Monday, 05 April 2010 03:22 AM

    This was long overdue. Hope it would arrest at least some of the violence in the country. It is not surprising that there is increased violence in the island after a 30 year of exposure to terrorism and brutality. It is time that the authorities act on illegal weapons for the security of the general community.

    Monday, 05 April 2010 03:51 AM

    Opposition contestants be aware. Some more would be arrested on trumped up charges and taken out of the run

    Monday, 05 April 2010 04:42 AM

    action against ruleing party? if so its a good move.

    Monday, 05 April 2010 05:06 AM

    Good move. Hope there would not be mid way breakdowns and oversights.

    Monday, 05 April 2010 05:23 AM

    Will this action be limited to opposition supporters?

    Monday, 05 April 2010 07:15 AM

    Yes, a better way to arrest the opposition and its supporters.

    Sunday, 04 April 2010 10:21 AM

    Action against illegal firearms from Tamil militant groups first.

    Sunday, 04 April 2010 11:20 AM

    The problem is... Legal Fire Arms are used for Illegal activities !

    Sunday, 04 April 2010 12:22 PM

    How many more are in the the list to be taken into custody with fire arms like Susil Kindelpitiya. HA HA Ha

    Sunday, 04 April 2010 12:55 PM

    Is this going to be only for the opposition and will all govt members be exempt? Lalith Wije


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