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SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT

[March 01 2019]

The deadline for Registration of Chainsaw Machines has been extended till 15th March, 2019.

The deadline for Registration of Chainsaw Machines has been extended till 15th March, 2019.

Accordingly, all state, semi-government, private-sector institution or privately owned Chainsaw Machines should be produced at the nearest police station and a registration permit obtained before 15th March.

The registration being carried out according to a decision taken by the Ministry of Defence on the orders of His Excellency the President, Maithripala Sirisena, commenced on 20th February.

Accordingly, the registration was to end on 28th February. The new deadline will not be extended any further.

This measure was taken with an aim to control deforestation caused by illegal felling of trees using Chainsaw Machines, and regulate the felling of trees.

After registering, a special license and a number will also be issued for identification purposes. Necessary instructions have been issued to all police stations in the country.

The support of all are expected in this regard.

Secretary

Ministry of Defence

2019.02.28

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