Naval personnel attached to the Eastern Naval Command together with officials of Trincomalee Police recovered a cache of explosives during a search conducted in the beach area of Erakkandi, Trincomalee today (06th February). During the search, the troops managed to find 14 non electric detonators, 03 water gel sticks, 04 chargers and a safety fuse of 1 1/2 feet. The stock of explosives was handed over to the Trincomalee Police for onward investigation.
Meanwhile, a group of naval personnel of the same naval area recovered a pressure mine of corrosive condition, during a search conducted in the general area of Kokilai in Pulmodai today. Having taken it safely to the naval base, SLNS Ranweli, the mine was defused.