Oct 13, 2021

Hand grenade found from Bellanwila Temple

A hand grenade has been recovered from the Bellanwila Raja Maha Viharaya in Colombo.

Police spokesman SSP Nihal Thalduwa said the hand grenade was found by a person who had been cleaning the temple premises this morning (13).

Noting that certain sections of the grenade had been rusty, the police spokesman said police think it may have been thrown inside the temple from outside, some time ago.

Although it could have been there for some time, it still remains a live hand grenade.

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