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Licences of all 9mm firearms suspended

21 January 2019 06:14 pm - 3     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


Defence Secretary Hemasiri Fernando today said licences of all 9mm firearms had been suspended and new licences would be issued from January 23.

Mr. Fernando expressed these views at a ceremony held in Nalanda College, Colombo today.

The Secretary was felicitated by the President of the Ranaviru Association of the Nalanda College OBA, Commander of the Air Force, Air Marshal Kapila Jayampathy and school officials upon his arrival at the school, the Defence Ministry said in a statement.

Subsequently, the Secretary visited the War Hero monument at the school and made floral tribute. Later, he was also accorded a Guard of Honour by the school's Cadet Platoon.

A large number of old Nalandian tri-forces and police personnel, both serving and retired attended the felicitation ceremony held in order to honour Mr. Fernando.

  Comments - 3

  • Wise Donkey Monday, 21 January 2019 06:55 PM

    Ban this gun culture.

    sunil vijaya Tuesday, 22 January 2019 06:16 AM

    extend this to all firearms. the army deserters are behind most killings in the country. take them into custody in a single operation islanwide. an amnesty also should be given to those who abide by the rule. eradicate drug culture which comes with gun culture.

    Jude Tuesday, 22 January 2019 11:22 AM

    However, Political Henchmen Exempted!!??

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