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Sri Lanka’s first air rifle manufacturing plant was declared open in Ihala Biyanwila in Kadawatha by State Defence Minister Ruwan Wijewardene yesterday.

The plant is an investment by W. Thomas and Sons Ltd.

Mr. Wijewardene is seen taking aim through a telescope mounted on a locally made brand new rifle.

Pic by Dickson Wasantha

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  • rasheed Friday, 15 July 2016 11:29 AM

    Is these Air Riffle is for Export or Locals?. Very soon everybody in Sri Lanka is going to have a Air Riffle.

    Anders Friday, 15 July 2016 10:17 PM

    Could the paper please inform if the Products from this factory are planned to be sold locally or sold for exports? Very important to know. It would be a disaster if these guns are to be sold on the Lankan market since it would be the end of all smaller wildlife and a lot suffering for animals that will be wounded. There are all too many people in Sri Lanka interested in poaching wild meat and earning extra money using illegal means...

    Dee Friday, 15 July 2016 11:03 PM

    The 'War Hero' secretary should have been invited to take tge first shot. (At least from an air rifle)

    usuf Friday, 15 July 2016 03:18 PM

    pls provide the companys contact number via DM Android App

    perera Friday, 15 July 2016 06:11 PM

    This will be a death warrant for many wild animals left in Sri Lanka :(

    donga Friday, 15 July 2016 07:16 PM

    how many innocent dogs cats squirrels and birds will be hurt or killed by the products put out by this factory? sad day when wijewardenas as a prominent Buddhist family lends its patronage to this barbaric venture - ruwan w now looks a worse goat than meeharaka sajith who recently wanted his poacher released.Honda Sinhala bauddha kollo !

    sinhaya Friday, 15 July 2016 07:47 PM

    going to be a Big Disester....please save this SL.

    Lal Friday, 15 July 2016 08:07 PM

    Air rifles can be easily bought now we can locally manufacture them for training and sports


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