STF destroys recently-unearthed LTTE weapons | Daily News

STF destroys recently-unearthed LTTE weapons

STF personnel destroyed a stock of LTTE weapons seized by Nelukulam Police in the Rasendrakulam Konnavarasankulam area in Vavuniya, last Sunday.

Among the stock of weapons seized were T-56 assault rifles, hand grenades, and mortar shells. Based on a tip-off received by the STF, the weapons had been unearthed with the aid of a backhoe.

According to the Nelukulam Police, the munitions had rusted due to being buried for a long period of time.

However, they were still active, they added. Based on a court order, the STF had taken the stock of weapons and detonated them in a remote area.