A man was arrested with a large cache of explosives and anti-personnel mines in a house at Senapilavu in Nedunkerny, Vavuniya this afternoon.
Police said the Nedunkerny police found the explosives through a raid following a tip-off about a person collecting explosives.
Police found 21.635kg of TNT, 1.610kg grams of P.E. explosives and 148 anti-personnel mines in the house.
Among them, 22 anti-personnel mines were found to be active.
Investigations revealed that the suspect had been working as a bomb de-activator for an NGO for a long time and where the mines and explosives believed to have been collected.
Police said they were investigating whether the suspect was a former LTTE cadre and the motive behind possession of those explosives.
The 32-year-old suspect, a resident of Oddusudan, to be produced before the Vavuniya Magistrate's Court.(Sithum Chaturanga )
Jeeves Wednesday, 17 February 2021 08:27 PM
So much for the reconciliation process! What does UN Ms Bachalat have to say about this?
ChanakaJ Wednesday, 17 February 2021 08:29 PM
This is not the first incident where " ex- LTTE" have been collecting/ transporting explosives. Clear evidence as to why U.K. and other countries cannot take LTTE off terrorist list!
Dee Thursday, 18 February 2021 08:25 AM
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