Closing date for renewal of gun licenses, permits extended | Daily News

Closing date for renewal of gun licenses, permits extended

The closing date for the renewal of all gun licenses and permits for private security firms, for 2021 has been extended by the Defence Ministry.

Issuing a statement, the Ministry said that the closing date for the renewal of licenses and permits has been extended until February 28, 2021.

The process which was to be conducted by the Defence Ministry together with the District Secretariats was scheduled to be completed before 31st December 2020.

The Defence Ministry said, however, that it had decided to extend the renewal date of gun licenses to February 2021, due to the COVID-19 pandemic in Sri Lanka. The Ministry further said that the fine imposed for delayed renewal will not be included for all gun licenses and permits for private security firms that will be processed in February 2021.