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The Ministry of Defence (MOD) yesterday requested persons who possess a personal firearm or had firearms at institutions, to renew their licenses between October 1 and December 31, 2020.

The ministry said licenses would not be renewed after December 31. Anyone owning and operating a firearm without a valid license will be penalised according to section 22 of the Firearms Ordinance.

Accordingly, the ministry is adopting a serious screening process and a very strict procedure in granting licenses to use firearms in the best interests of civil security.

Issuing of firearms within the island is being made mainly under five categories. such as for crop protection, for self-defence and protection of property, for Sports, for Private Security Agencies & Public Institutions and state-owned firearms to Parliamentarians.

According to the Defence Ministry, application forms are now available on its official website http://www.defence.lk/Applications. (Chaturanga Samarawickrama)

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  • Aquarius Wednesday, 23 September 2020 12:04 PM

    Do people other than the security forces need firearms?


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