Raids to seize illegal weapons

Inspector General of Police N.K Illangakoon has ordered island-wide raids to seize illegal weapons including homemade guns.

The police media unit said that there have been several reports of deaths and injuries caused by homemade guns in the recent past.

According to the police it is illegal to have a weapon without a license even if it is a homemade weapon.

The IGP had ordered the raids in accordance with existing laws and instructions regarding this have been issued to police stations around the country.

Most villagers use homemade guns for hunting purposes but it has also been used during domestic disputes.