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Sri Lanka. 1917 ‘Licence to Possess a Gun.’ Firearms Ordinance of 1916; No. 33 (Section 22), pp. 8-9. Colombo: Centre for Policy Alternatives. 1 April
Licence to possess a gun. 22.
…(3) Any person contravening the provisions of this section shall be guilty of an offence against this Ordinance and shall on conviction be punishable-
(a) for the first offence with a fine not exceeding ten thousand rupees or with rigorous imprisonment for a period not exceeding five years or with both such fine and imprisonment;
(b) for the second or any subsequent offence, with rigorous imprisonment for a period of not less than ten years and not exceeding twenty years:
Provided that where the offence consists of having the custody or possession of, or of using, an automatic gun or repeater shotgun, the offender shall be punished with imprisonment for life: Provided further that where the offence consists of having the custody and possession of, or of using a smooth bore shotgun of the muzzle-loading variety, the offence, shall be punishable as provided for in section 44.
(4) Every offence under this section shall be finger printable upon conviction as if such offence were included in the Schedule of finger printable offences under the Prevention of Crimes Ordinance (Chapter 22).