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* Special police operation launched to confiscate illegal firearms in Sri Lanka's Western Province
Mon, Aug 18, 2014, 09:50 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Aug 18, Colombo: Following escalating shooting incidents in and around Colombo, Sri Lanka Police Department has launched a special operation today to seize illegal firearms in the Western Province, Police media spokesman Senior superintendent of Police Ajith Rohana said.

At a media briefing in Colombo today the police media spokesman said that in parallel to the special operation, the police had also initiated a program with the participation of 80 intelligence officials to take a count of registered weapons.

According to the Spokesman, a significant increase in the number of killings using automatic firearms has been witnessed in the Western Province recently and 90 percent of these incidents were due to personal disputes between drug traffickers.

He said that many firearms brought to the capital city during the war are circulating now among the criminals and the police will seize those illegal weapons and also arrest the legitimate gun owners who have transferred their firearms to unauthorized individuals.

The SSP said possessing an illegal automatic firearm is an offence punishable by a 20-year imprisonment.

The Spokesman requested the public to provide any information of such weapons to the Colombo Crime Division through telephone numbers 0112 685 154 or 0112 66 23 11. The confidentiality of the informants will be preserved and they will be rewarded, he added.

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