May 06, Colombo: The Sri Lanka Army, Navy and the Police have launched an extensive search in the general area of Ichchilampattai, Trincomalee after the recovery of a T56 weapon with several rounds of ammunition in a bag at Lanka Patuna beach near a Naval detachment on Monday (5 May).
Military Spokesman Brigadier Ruwan Wanigasooriya said the Sri Lanka Army and the Navy along with the Police have launched an investigation including a search to apprehend the suspects in relation to the recovery of the weapon.
According to preliminary investigations around 5:30 p.m. on Monday a senior sailor from the Navy camp located a few hundred meters away from the incident while jogging along the beach had seen two young males carrying something wrapped in a fertilizer bag.
The two individuals had acted strange carrying the suspicious looking parcel and when the sailor had approached them the suspects had escaped leaving the parcel containing the T56 and the ammunition on the beach.
A joint Army, Navy and Police investigation and search is underway and so far no arrests have been made, the military spokesman’s statement said.
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