Daluwakotuwe Neil arrested over illegal possession of firearms

21 July 2020 11:15 am - 3     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

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Neil Aruna Fernandopulle alias Daluwakotuwe Neil had been arrested by the Special Task Force (STF) for the illegal possession of ammunition and two air riffles in Daluwakotuwa, Kochchikade yesterday.

STF said a team led by OIC of the STF Intelligence Division CI Nadika Silva acting on intelligence information had searched the suspect's residence on charges of illegal possession and use of firearms.

Initially, the STF recovered a licensed .38 special revolver and 10 legally issued .38 special live ammunition from the suspect's possession.

However, further inspection of the suspect's residence revealed that he was also in illegal possession of 16 rounds of .36 live ammunition, 5 empty cases of .38 special ammunition and two foreign-made air rifles.

The 45-year old suspect was handed over to the Kochchikade Police for further investigation along with all the weapons and ammunition on suspicion of being involved in a criminal act.(DSB)

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  • Eichmann Bernhard Tuesday, 21 July 2020 05:30 PM

    Hopefully there is a high and strand penalty.

    Nestle M Tuesday, 21 July 2020 07:46 PM

    I have always been under the impression that Air rifles (.177) do not require a licence.

    Jinglicaa Pilaapi Wednesday, 22 July 2020 11:13 AM

    .177 rifles doesn't require a licence but a .36 does. Many Gun Smiths in SL sells .177 rifles, purchase receipt itself is the License.


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