Weapon gifted to Navy Commander found from car in Ja-Ela



A firearm which was found in a car driven by an injured suspect fleeing a fight in Ja-Ela was revealed to be a gift from Pakistan to former Navy Commander and former Chief of Defence Staff Ravindra Wijegunawardena. 

The weapon found was a type 5 gold-plated firearm made in Pakistan.

On the 11th at around 3.30 in the morning, a car skidded off the road near the Katunayake Expressway Entrance in Ja-Ela.

Ja-Ela Police Officers who arrived at the location had taken steps to send the two people who were in the car with cut injuries to the hospital in an ambulance.

When the police officers inspected the car, they were able to find the gold-plated firearm, Ja-Ela Police OIC Chief Inspector Senarath Balasuriya said.

Further investigation by the police revealed that several people who consumed alcohol in Ragama had gone to a nightclub in Katunayake at around 1.00 am on the 11th and had been involved in a fight with the bouncers.

They have come back to Ragama, had taken the firearm and gone back to the nightclub to threaten the bouncers who had attacked them with bottles.

The car had met with the accident while returning from the night club as the two had suffered serious cut injuries.

The injured are currently receiving treatment at the Ragama Hospital and Colombo National Hospital.

One of the suspects had been serving as a guard at the Ragama residence of the former Navy Commander, and the other suspect is the owner of a vehicle service center.


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