Un-exploded devices had been stored by a gang and explosives had been separated by them and sold to dynamiting fishermen.
On a tip off from the public police found this secret location and captured an un-disclosed amount of explosives and de-activated them at the same location. These UXOs are suspected to be brought from Kilinochchi and Mullaitheevu areas.
STF had brought the area under their siege and police had commenced inquiries to find out who brought the explosives and from where did they bring the explosives.
Police said they were informed by the fishermen fishing in near the area.