Feb 07, 2019

Explosives found in Trinco

A stash of explosives has been recovered by the Navy from the Erakkandi beach in Trincomalee.

During a search, Navy personnel have managed to find 14 non electric detonators, 3 water gel sticks, 4 chargers and a safety fuse of 1 1/2 feet.

The stock of explosives was handed over to the Trincomalee Police for onward investigation.

Meanwhile, a group of naval personnel of the same naval area recovered a pressure mine in corrosive condition, during a search conducted in the general area of Kokilai in Pulmoddai today.

The mine has been safely taken to the naval base, SLNS Ranweli, and defused.