Pistol, smoke grenade found in vehicle returned by Dy Minister



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By Priyadarshana Liyanage


Posts and Muslim Religious Affairs Minister MH Abdul Haleem yesterday said that a smoke-grenade and a pistol had been found in a vehicle used and returned by Deputy Minister of Posts and Muslim Religious Affairs, Dulip Wijesekera.


Deputy Minister after receiving a new vehicle for his use, had returned an SUV to the ministry, Minister Haleem said.


The Ministry thereafter handed over the vehicle to the Ministry of Finance, and the Finance Ministry employees on checking the vehicle had found the grenade and the pistol in the vehicle, the Minister said adding that the small firearm had been manufactured in Italy.


The Minister said that two separate investigations were in progress.


Deputy Minister Wijesekera, contacted for comment, said he knew nothing about the fire arm and the smoke grenade.


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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