GL questioned by CID on statement over explosives

The suicide jacket and explosives were recovered from the house based on information received by the police.The police said that three parcels found in the house contained 12kg of TNT explosives. A suicide jacket and explosives were recovered from a house in Chavakachcheri in Jaffna this week. The joint opposition said that instead of investigating the source of the explosives recovered in the North the Government was investigating opposition members who had made statements on the discovery of the explosives. Former Foreign Minister, professor G L Peiris was questioned by the CID today on a statement he made over the explosives recovered in Chavakachcheri this week.Peiris had claimed that the explosives were to be taken to Welawatta and this prompted the CID to question the former Minister on the authenticity of his claims. The police also recovered 100 bullets and batteries used to trigger explosives.The police said that it is believed the explosives were hidden in the house during the war which ended in 2009. (Colombo Gazette) read more