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Soldier arrested with firearm components

An Army soldier was arrested in the Ridimaliyedda area in Mahiyanganaya today while in  possession of firearms components.

According to the Police, the suspect was also in possession of 273 rounds of live ammunition used for automatic firearms and 73 anti-aircraft ammunition.

The Police also took into custody two gun barrels and used in firearms.

The suspect was  identified as a 36-year-old soldier attached to the Periyamadu camp in Mannar.

He is to be presented before the Mahiyanganaya magistrate today.

Police is conducting further investigations.