36 grenades found in Mullaitivu

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A man clearing a land in the Kodikamam Police Division found a box of 36 hand grenades.

According to Police, a box was found buried while clearing a land in the central area of Kethveli with a backhoe by a lawyer named Rasaiya Illangon. The Kodikamam Police were immediately notified.

Kodikamam Police later searched the area and found 36 hand grenades.

Due to its decay, Police believe the box was buried by LTTE terrorists during the war for future use. The Police seized the hand grenades and they were defused by the STF in accordance with a Court order.

By Shashikumar – Mullaitivu