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Police Cracks Down On Unlicensed Firearms In The East

Oct 2, 2010 8:11:07 AM - thesundayleader.lk

The Police Department has called for all unlicensed firearms in operation in the Eastern Province be handed over to the police by October 30, 2010.

Senior DIG in charge of the Eastern Province Edison Gunathilaka has been quoted as saying that every police station in the Eastern Province has been notified of the directive.

The DIG has said that legal action would be instituted against any person who possesses an unlicensed fire arm after October 30.

The police have reportedly decided on this move following information regarding large numbers of unlicensed firearms in operation in the Province.