On tip off received by SL Air Force, a search was undertaken with the Court’s permission in the house of former militant, Muniyandirajah Ranjan, an explosive detector and 5 pistol rounds were recovered.
STF, SLAF, Police, court officials and Grama Niladharis went to the house of the former militant located at Unit 7, Tharmapuram yesterday and excavation was carried out in front of them.
A box wrapped in polythene was recovered at a depth of 6′ and inside it an explosive detector and 5 pistol rounds were found.
In 2014 police were fired upon. Following the firing it was announced as a reemergence of Tigers and Appan, Kopi and Theviyan were searched for. The trio was shot dead on 2014 April 13th. The former militant Ranjan was also searched for the shooting.But he was never arrested, the police said.