Soldier arrested with cache of ammunition
An Army soldier was arrested in the Ridimaliyedda area in Mahiyanganaya today for the possession of firearms components.
According to the Police, the suspect was also in possession of 273 rounds of live ammunition used in automatic rifles.
The Police also took into custody 73 rounds of anti-aircraft ammunition as well as 2 barrels used in firearms.
The suspect has been identified as a 36-year-old soldier attached to the Periyamadu camp in Mannar. He is due to be presented before the Mahiyanganaya magistrate today.