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Sri Lanka

29 January 2004

Daily News (Sri Lanka)

The Government will crack down on holders of unlicensed firearms at the end of an amnesty next month, an Internal Security Ministry spokesman said. The Ministry, on the advice of President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga has declared a month-long amnesty commencing February 1, giving an opportunity for holders of unlicensed firearms to obtain licences. Thousands of illegal small arms are in circulation in the country. Such weapons are being used by underworld... (

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