Firearm reported missing during protest recovered from Diyawanna Lake

Sri Lanka Police says that a T-56 firearm that was reported missing during the protest near the Polduwa Junction on July 13, has been recovered from under a bridge in the Diyawanna Lake along with an empty magazine.

During the protest held on July 13 near the Parliament entry road at Polduwa Junction, protesters had snatched two T-56 assault rifles with two magazines containing 60 live rounds of ammunition, from two army soldiers on duty.

Police said that one of the two firearms was recovered along with an empty magazine by navy divers in Rajagiriya near the Butterfly Bridge of the Diyawanna Lake under the bridge towards the Parliament.

Sri Lanka Navy has handed over the firearm and empty magazine to Welikada Police who are conducting further investigations.  Рada derana

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