Jul 04, 2017

Pistol found in Finance Ministry vehicle

A pistol and a tear gas canister were found inside a Finance Ministry vehicle yesterday.

According to a request by the former State Finance Minister Lakshman Yapa Abewardena, a driver had first noticed these in the vehicle when he had gone to take over a vehicle assigned to his ministry.

Later upon checking it was suspected that a bomb too was in the vehicle and the police were alerted.

However the police had confirmed that it was a tear gas canister, said the Chief of Staff on the minister, Thusitha Halloluwa.

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