Feb 19, Colombo: The Ministry of Defense announced that the registration of chainsaw machines will commence from tomorrow (20th February).
This is being carried out according to a decision taken by the Ministry of Defense on the orders of the President, Maithripala Sirisena.
Accordingly, all state, semi-government, private-sector institution or privately owned Chainsaw Machines should be produced at the nearest police station and a registration permit obtained, the Secretary of the Ministry of Defense announced
After registering, a special license and a number will also be issued for identification purposes. Necessary instructions have been issued to all police stations in the country.
The registration process will commence on February 20th and all registrations should end by February 28th, the Ministry said.
The move is aimed at controlling deforestation caused by illegal felling of trees using Chainsaw Machines, and regulate the felling of trees.
The Ministry of Defense requested the support of all in this regard.