The Firearms Ordinance No, 19 of 1869 came into operation ; during the years specified.

Province.

District.

Year from which records have been kept up to 31st Dec. 1899.

No. of Guns licensed.

No. of Guns licensed during last twenty years.

Estimated No.

of Guns not licensed 10 %

Total No, of Guns licensed and unlicensed.

Estimated No. of Guns not fitted for game shooting.

Estimated No. of Guns out of order & useless.

Estimated No. of Guns in towns and on Estates.

Estimated No. of Guns in the hands of low-country villagers.

Western

Central

Colombo Kalutara

?

1876

55165 1461

10801 1346

1080 136

11881 1482

594 74

1188 148

10099 1260

Northern

Southern

Kandy

Nuwara Eliya Matale Jaffna Mannar

Mullaittivu & Vavunia...

1872

?

1872 1895

?

18330

16380

24150

1448

238 ?

12720 *3500 6288 1239

*1000 *1000

1272

350 628 124 100 100

13992 3850 6916 1363 1100 1100

700 192 346 68 55 55

1400 385 692 136 110 110

11892 3273 5378 1000

135

135

...

..

500 159 800 800

Galle

?

1490

*1500

150

1650

82

165 220 165 563 180

440

1403 1870

103 2787

450

3000

...

North-Western

Matara Hambantota Kurunegala Puttalam

Chilaw

? ?

1864 1871

1888

4«29 2083 9376 2445

2014

*2000

*1500

5620 1637

*4000

200 150 512

163

400

2200 1650 5632 1800

4460

110

82 232 90

220

...

1300 2000 1080

740

Eastern

Batticaloa

Trincomalee

1869 1890

4507 1339

2409

*2000

241

200

2650 2200

132 110

265 220

663 370

1590 1500

North-Centra

1874

4696

3051

305

3356

168

336

52

2800

Province of Sabaragamuwa

Ratnapura Kegalle

1869

?

4784

2589

259

2848

143

285

2000

420

Province of Uva

?

17749

8722

872

9594

...

480

...

959

7000

...

1155

Estimated number of Guns registered of which the records bave been lost.

175484 24516

72422

7242

79664

3983

7967

52870

14844

Total..

200000

*Estimated.

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