Explosives recovery cid obtains 3-months detention order

Published : 12:02 am  January 19, 2019 | No comments so far |  | 


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  • 100 kilos of explosives and 100 detonators
  • Some found buried on a land at wanathawilluwa
  • Land owner also among those arrested


By srinath prasanna jayasuriya  

The CID yesterday obtained a three-month detention order from the defense secretary to interrogate the four suspects who were found in possession of  some 100 kilos of explosives and 100 detonators at Lacktowatta in Wanathawilluwa, Puttalam.The suspects  including the owner of the land where some of the explosives were buried, were arrested by the CID on Thursday.

The defense decretary is empowered to grant a detention order for 90 days.  

The CID also recovered 20 liters of nitrate acid, wire codes, two firearms, a stock of ammunition, a computer, a camera and a stock of dry rations.