COLOMBO (NewsRadio); The Ministry of Defense has issued a special announcement pertaining to the renewal of licenses for firearms for the year 2024 for individuals and organizations.
Accordingly, individuals and institutes in possession of firearms should renew their firearm license for the year 2024 from the 1st of October 2023 to the 31st of December 2023.
Information and applications can be obtained from the website of the Ministry of Defense, www.defence.lk.
The Ministry noted that firearm licenses will not be renewed after the 31st of December 2023.
The Ministry of Defense noted that the possession of a firearm without a valid license is a punishable offence by law according to Act 22 of the Firearms Ordinance.
Meanwhile, registration renewal of private security firms for the year 2024/2025 will be carried out from the 1st of October 2023 to the 31st of December 2023.
The Ministry added that any renewals made after the deadline will be subjected to a fine or legal action.