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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2904

Firearm license applications are now available on defence.lk

Colombo, 21 February, (Asiantribune.com):

The procedure for initial registration of private security firms and renewal of firearms licensees has been identified as areas of widely concerned by various interested parties.

Hence, Sri Lanka’s Deference Ministry has made initial arrangements to issue firearms to the needy as well as to register private security firms.

Earlier, during the recently announced grace period, 200 firearms without valid permits or with no renewed permits have been handed over to Police stations in nine provinces.

This has alarmed a sensible need of educating public on the proper procedure to be followed for timely renewal of firearms.

The procedure for the initial registration of private security firms and the renewal of firearms licensees has been identified as areas of widely concerned by various interested parties.

Defence Ministry has taken steps to grant access to respective application forms in its official website (defence.lk).

Defence Ministry’s Civil Security and Development division regulates the firearms renewal system and registering of private security firms in Sri Lanka.

All persons in possession of a firearm must hold a valid license in accordance with the Firearms Ordinance.
According to the Defence Ministry's Senior Assistant Secretary of Civil Security and Development, Priyantha Sumanasekara, all firearms licensees are to be expired within 12-months (by 31st December in every year) and can be renewed prior to the expiry date by submitting a duly filled renewal form.

Those who have handed over the weapons during the amnesty will also be given three months from the day that they have handed over the weapons to the police to follow the renewal process.

With the conclusion of the week- long firearms amnesty, the Police together with other intelligence agencies have commenced raiding illegal firearms.

Stern legal actions will be initiated against those who have not renewed their licensees on time.

Application form for renewal of Firearms and Private Security Agencies are available in the defence.lk website.

- Asian Tribune -

Firearm license applications are now available on defence.lk
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