Soldier, deserter nabbed with T56 rifle, magazine

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A soldier and an Army deserter had been arrested with a T56 assault rifle and a T-56 magazine believed to be stolen from the Ambepussa Army Camp last month.

Police Spokesman SP Ruwan Gunasekera said the suspects were arrested following information given by another soldier, who was in remand custody over a murder.

Earlier, the Peliyagoda Division Crimes officials arrested two soldiers attached to the Ambepussa Army Camp, in connection with an incident where T56 weapon was stolen after a 21 year-old Soldier was stabbed to death at one of the guard posts in the same camp on September 21.

The stolen T-56 rifle and the knife used for the killing were recovered by the Police along with the suspects on September 25.

The arrested soldiers A.P. Chanaka Wikumsinghe (29) of Kotadeniyawa and N.V. Danushka Lakmal (27) of Kantale were remanded till October 11 after they were produced in the Attanagalle Magistrate’s Court.

SP Gunasekera said the further investigation into the incident had revealed that another T56 rifle and T-56 magazine at the camp were stolen by the first suspect (Chanaka Wikumsinghe) on August 2.

He said the stolen rifle and the magazine had been sold to an Army deserter trough a soldier of the camp at Rs. 200,000.

The Spokesman said the deserter, Manjula Welikala (39) a resident of Hokandara and the soldier, Pradeep Ruwan Katiyawa (30) resident of Katiyawa arrested on Monday (08) in Hokandara and Biyagama areas.(Darshana Sanjeewa)

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  • Dee Tuesday, 09 October 2018 12:27 PM

    The arrested soldier should be given an 'interim order'. After all they are 'serving' in the 'force'!

    Shelly Tuesday, 09 October 2018 01:05 PM

    The adverse and damaging effects of a war are many. Soldiers becomming contract killers inevitable . But politicos claiming credit and shedding crocodile tears for existence are dirty things.

    Jaliya Tuesday, 09 October 2018 02:05 PM

    Is this what you call war hero's ? these are criminals who entered the military to gain personnel benefits … they are like the politicians entered in to politics for personnel gains.

    Dee Tuesday, 09 October 2018 03:04 PM

    Spot. And people want to elect a similar discard as a president. Pathetic!

    Don Tuesday, 09 October 2018 07:47 PM

    They are corrupted soldiers, kill their own brothers in Army and sell army weapons for quick money. Army Big people sleep at home.


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