In a significant move, the Sri Lanka Police has introduced a Reward Scheme aimed at encouraging citizens to provide crucial information leading to the successful seizure of unauthorized firearms, including guns, pistols, shotguns, and hand grenades. This initiative is part of the ongoing special anti-narcotic drive, “Yukthiya” (Justice).
As per the communiqué, Rs. 250,000 is awarded as reward money to an individual who help to seizes an unauthorized T-56 firearm along with the suspect who was in possession of it. An informant will be given Rs. 250,000 even if no arrests are made.
For a tip-off on unauthorized pistols and revolvers, an informant will receive a reward of Rs. 250,000. For a tip-off on unauthorized pistols and revolvers, an informant will receive a reward of Rs. 250,000. For a tip-off on foreign made bombs and hand grenades, an informant will receive a reward of Rs. 25,000.
Under this scheme, generous rewards are being offered to individual informants whose tips contribute to the successful crackdown on crimes across the country. The Police Reward Scheme is a proactive measure to engage the public in the fight against organized crime and illegal possession of weapons.
To streamline the information flow, the Sri Lanka Police has established a dedicated hotline, “1997,” 071 859 8800 where citizens can report details related to poisonous drugs and organized crime. Assuring confidentiality, the police emphasize that the identities of tip-off providers will be kept confidential, ensuring their safety and privacy. (LankaXpress.com)