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Sri Lanka

2 January 2002

Associated Press

COLOMBO — The Sri Lankan government Tuesday began a 15-day amnesty for citizens to surrender tens of thousands of firearms in their possession. The amnesty will enable all unauthorised persons possessing weapons to hand them over without having to answer any questions and face prosecution, Interior Minister John Amaratunga said . The amnesty is part of the new government's efforts to thwart crime and reverse the breakdown of law and order in the country, said... (

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