Suspect arrested with commercial explosives during search of a bus

Suspect arrested with commercial explosives during search of a bus

February 21, 2024   10:01 pm

A resident of Mundal, Mannar was apprehended by the Sri Lanka Navy on Wednesday morning (21 Feb.) with a stock of 650 water gel sticks – a type of commercial explosive. 

The 43-year-old suspect was arrested during a search of a public transport bus in the Pallemunai area, and was handed over to the Mannar Police, along with the seized explosives, Sri Lanka Navy reported.

The special coordinated search operation was carried out by the SLNS Gajaba in the North Central Naval Command, with the assistance of the Mannar Divisional Crime Detective Bureau.

It is suspected that the explosive items have been obtained with the intention of using them for illegal fishing activities.

The Sri Lanka Navy says it has been conducting regular operations to crack down on fishing using explosives as it poses a serious threat to marine life and can cause long-lasting damage to the marine ecosystems.

Disclaimer: All the comments will be moderated by the AD editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or slanderous. Please avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment and avoid typing all capitalized comments. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines by flagging them(mouse over a comment and click the flag icon on the right side). Do use these forums to voice your opinions and create healthy discourse.

Most Viewed Video Stories

SL's tax expenditures expected to be significantly lower due to recent policy reforms (English)

SL's tax expenditures expected to be significantly lower due to recent policy reforms (English)

Entire nation must be grateful to President Ranil – Wajira Abeywardena (English)

Sri Lankans celebrate dawn of Sinhala and Tamil New Year (English)

Ranjith Siyambalapitiya vows to provide relief through tax revenue (English)

LIVE🔴Ada Derana Prime Time News Bulletin 6.55 pm

Govt. distributes Avurudu gifts to nearly 10,000 kids at child development centers island-wide

Over 700 prison inmates pardoned for Sinhala & Tamil New Year

Dawn of Sinhala and Tamil New Year celebrated tonight