Feb 07, Colombo: A large cache of explosives has been recovered in a search operation conducted in the coastal area of Erakkandi, in Trincomalee.
Naval personnel attached to the Eastern Naval Command together with officers of Trincomalee Police recovered a cache of explosives during a search conducted in the beach area of Erakkandi, Trincomalee on Wednesday, Navy Media said.
During the search, the troops managed to find 14 non electric detonators, 3 water gel sticks, 4 chargers and a safety fuse of 1 1/2 feet.
The stock of explosives was handed over to the Trincomalee Police for onward investigation.
Meanwhile, a group of naval personnel of the same naval area recovered a pressure mine in corrosive condition, during a search conducted in the general area of Kokilai in Pulmoddai today.
The mine has been safely taken to the naval base, SLNS Ranweli, and defused.