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STF defuses hand grenade recovered at Bellanwila temple

A hand grenade was found at the Bellanwila Rajamaha Viharaya premises a little while ago today (13), and the Special Task Force (STF) recovered and defused it successfully.

Speaking to The Morning a short while ago, Police Spokesperson Senior Superintendent (SSP) of Police Nihal Thalduwa confirmed the same.

“The hand grenade was found under the tree during a routine clean up of the premises. It was found near a wall in the corner of the premises. The grenade was old and rusty, and was immediately reported to the area Police. They have handed over the grenade to the STF who successfully diffused the hand grenade,” said Thalduwa.