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Cache of ancient fire arms discovered in Matale

9 September 2016 04:33 pm - 6     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

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A cache of ancient fire arms were unearthed today during excavation work for the construction of the Matale District Administrative Complex, police said.

They said investigations were being carried out to ascertain the era to which these weapons, in a derelict and decayed condition, belonged to.

The Matale Magistrate and additional District Judge S.B.H.M. Sesiri Herath was present at the site.

Further investigations are continuing under the direction of Matale Police Headquarters OIC Chief Inspector Priyantha Abeysinghe. (Mahesh Keerthirathne and Sasiri Ranasinghe)


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  • Shelly. Friday, 09 September 2016 04:51 PM

    Belonged to weera Puran Appu battalian. Preserve them. via DM Android App

    Bala Friday, 09 September 2016 05:18 PM

    Likely 1988-89 remnants.

    Cobra Friday, 09 September 2016 05:22 PM

    From the looks of it they could be older-Portuguese or Dutch.

    Arjuna Ranawana Friday, 09 September 2016 05:25 PM

    It has to be investigated thing and reveal to full information to public .

    zee Friday, 09 September 2016 05:44 PM

    Shelly, I guess its from Gota's reign. He's like a crab in boiling water. via DM Android App

    patriot Saturday, 10 September 2016 12:13 PM

    No.. No.. Ravana's..


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