84 Illegal Firearms Surrendered

Wednesday, 04 May 2016 - 9:36

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At least 84 illegal firearms have so far been handed over to the Government during the amnesty period declared by the Defense Ministry on April 25th.

21 firearms had been received from the Gampaha District, while the number of weapons handed over from the Colombo District was 11. Military Spokesman Brig. Jayanath Jayaweera said that firearms had also been handed over from Districts such as Polonnaruwa, Kandy, Ampara, Ratnapura and Matara.

The ministry declared a general amnesty period from April 25th to May 06th so that those who possessed illegal firearms could hand them over to the nearest Police Station, the District Secretariat or the Pradeshiya Saba.

Ministry said 5,000 is being paid as compensation for shotguns and similar firearms and 10,000 rupees for pistols and revolvers. The amount paid for T56 weapons is 25,000 rupees.

It is planned to launch a broad operation to seize illegal weapons after the 06th of this month. As such the Military Spokesman has requested that illegal firearms be surrendered sans any suspicion.



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