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Sri Lanka. 2008 ‘Production.’ National Report of Sri Lanka on its Implementation of the United Nations Programme of Action to Prevent, Combat and Eradicate the Illicit Trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons in All Its Aspects (UNPoA); Chapter 2 (Section 3), p. 2. New York, NY: Permanent Mission of Sri Lanka to the United Nations. 8 May

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Every licensed manufacturer is required to keep a register in the form prescribed and enter therein a correct description of all guns made by him, of the numbers with which they are marked and the manner in which such guns are disposed of, verify at the end of every month the number of guns in his possession and enter such numbers in his register (Section 19 (1)).

It shall be lawful for any police officer not below the rank of SubInspector or any person authorized in writing by the Inspector General of Police, at any reasonable time, to take a copy of any entries in such register and to examine the stock of guns of any such manufacturer (Section 19(2)).

Any person manufacturing a gun in contravention of the provisions of this Ordinance shall be guilty of an offence against this Ordinance (Section 17 (5)).

Any person failing to keep a register and make entries prescribed by this Ordinance shall be guilty of an offence against this Ordinance, and any person obstructing any officer or person acting in pursuance of the provisions of this Ordinance shall also be guilty of an offence and shall be punishable with the penalties prescribed in the Penal Code.

Even though these laws exist, Sri Lanka does not manufacture small arms and light weapons and no licenses have been issued in this regard.

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