May 07, 2019

1kg of gunpowder found near Siri Parakum Vidyalaya

Gunpowder has been found in a garbage dump near the Kotagala Siri Parakum Sinhala School. Dimbula Police suspect that a certain group had thrown it to the place due to inspections proceeds.

Dimbula Police say that around 1 kilogram of gunpowder had been found near the Sinhala school this morning.

The storage complex of the Ceylon Petroleum Corporation is also situated at Kotagala close to the Siri Parakum Vidyalaya.

Dimbulula Police which is conducting further investigations into the incident says it believes the stock of gunpowder could have been used for manufacturing firecrackers and thrown to the site due to ongoing inspections.