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A weapons manufacturing hideout in the Dediyagala area in Akuressa was raided by the Matara Division Anti-vice Squad where they found hundreds of half-built guns similar to T56 assault rifles.

The factory was operated on the guise of a wood workshop. Police arrested one person during the raid. Most of the guns they had manufactured were double barrelled guns.

It was also revealed that they had sold a gun between Rs.50,000 and Rs.100,000.

Police also noted that the suspect (40) who was taken into custody had the ability to manufacture a gun where any bullet could be used for it.

Police have already started to look for individuals who had bought guns from this suspect. (Krishan Jeewaka Jayaruk)

  Comments - 33

  • Sammy Thursday, 24 May 2012 07:03 AM

    This guys talent should be put to good use, not for making weapons.

    citizen1 Thursday, 24 May 2012 12:43 PM

    When was the last time our country was an example for buddhism??

    Sena Thursday, 24 May 2012 07:21 AM

    Yes, Mr.Milton ,whatever you said it is true.

    mohamed afraz Thursday, 24 May 2012 08:13 AM

    wow, Good news for locals, Once we start the factory, we can pinch the west and start selling for the upmarket. btw would love to own one, manufactured locally.

    saif Thursday, 24 May 2012 08:28 AM

    yes . we shouldnt punish this person and put him to jail. country can make use of this talent. its a talent through its illigal from state point of view.

    BADA-UDA-GEMMBA Thursday, 24 May 2012 09:26 AM

    NO..Now the LTTE has an in-house source of weapons!!!!!

    Tin TIn Thursday, 24 May 2012 04:17 AM

    Wow The Development in SL is amazing

    dingimahattaya Wednesday, 23 May 2012 11:55 AM

    May be another JVP revolution?

    ajith Wednesday, 23 May 2012 12:07 PM

    The government should encourage this guy top set up a fully fledged factory for export market and local defense establishments.This will reduce defense expenditure for sure.

    klk Wednesday, 23 May 2012 12:11 PM

    for how long has this been going on? if so, then there should be a lot of these weapons in use.

    No comments Thursday, 24 May 2012 04:40 AM

    Making a weapon which could take a life away is not a thing to appriciate. And selling it is another crime.

    Saradial Thursday, 24 May 2012 04:41 AM

    How a buddhist country sell arms for kill men?
    FYI: Our monks doesn't allow even kill animals.

    wasanthi Wednesday, 23 May 2012 12:11 PM

    what he did was wrong, but use this man ability to work for the nation. don't through him to the jail.

    nanda Wednesday, 23 May 2012 12:16 PM

    suspect has an ability to manufacture a gun where any bullet could be used for it.
    Please take a patent.

    Sarath Wednesday, 23 May 2012 12:15 PM

    He seems to be a genius. Give him a job in the Defense Ministry and help him with technology to further improve his ability. Why should we import when we can make ourselves?

    Kepler Wednesday, 23 May 2012 12:40 PM

    These people should be groomed and soon we should start manufacturing weapons in major scale like the developed countries and sell them internationally which is very profitable. This will not only get revenue to the country but also will help us to reduce our own cost of importing the same from other countries. This person seems to be a unique personality since he is probably the only person to manufacture a weapon which could be used with any bullet....

    Kondebandapucheena Wednesday, 23 May 2012 01:05 PM

    This remind me 1971

    Para Wednesday, 23 May 2012 01:15 PM

    we should not make destructive weapons.

    mike Wednesday, 23 May 2012 01:13 PM

    Hand made guns are very expensive in Western nations..

    viktor Wednesday, 23 May 2012 01:14 PM

    No kickbacks !

    Bigfoot Wednesday, 23 May 2012 01:21 PM

    Could be similar to the internal combustion engine that ran on water. Tread carefully.

    Fusion Wednesday, 23 May 2012 01:33 PM

    Don't put him in jail (for now). Send him to an Army weapons R & D facility. See how much of an asset he could be.

    senna Wednesday, 23 May 2012 01:47 PM

    Proud of them. At least something is industrially manufactured in SL

    Cynic Thursday, 24 May 2012 05:22 AM

    Ha ha good one. Kasippu is another such industry.

    Lakpriya Wednesday, 23 May 2012 01:55 PM

    Take the use his brain & ability to develop the country.

    MI Wednesday, 23 May 2012 01:59 PM

    Let him work with SF.

    M.A MILTON Wednesday, 23 May 2012 02:15 PM

    May be SF JVP or UNP or Frontier Socilaist Party having invovel with underground connection with armes factory.These are to REBAL ACTVITIES OF FOREIGN ORINTED and funded ORGINIZATION BEHIND against .STATE OF SRI LANKA; MUST TAKE STREN ACTION WITHOUT DELAY.

    divakara Thursday, 24 May 2012 05:34 AM


    Ruzaick Abdeen Thursday, 24 May 2012 05:33 AM

    This person is an asset to our country, please do not put him in jail. we can develop sophisticated arms from his skill.

    Hamzie - Qatar Wednesday, 23 May 2012 02:24 PM

    There are abundance of hidden talents in Sri Lanka. We as a nation failed to identify them and use them productively.

    DireStraits Thursday, 24 May 2012 05:41 AM

    He must be a talented individual like many who dont have the opportunity to excel. This is why we need true leaders who can create these opportunities. If he can craft a gun, Im sure he will be able to craft machinery and spare parts for which we are spending out hard earned foreign currencies. I see no point in getting him to make more guns as they are rarely used for any good. Ever wonder why the poorest of the poor in the world including the children in the east of SL have access to and know how to use highly sophisticated killing weapons instead of computers etc which can give them a livelihood and future? Hmmm... indeed !

    banda Thursday, 24 May 2012 05:42 AM

    who is the CEO?

    aruna jayawardhana Wednesday, 23 May 2012 02:54 PM

    Talented Sri Lanken use his talent without putting him behind the bar

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