Sri Lanka finance ministry director held over ‘antique’ ammunition

ECNOMYNXT – Police have detained for questioning the media director at Sri Lanka’s Ministry of Finance Mohamed Hassen over the discovery of shot gun ammunition dating back to the 1980s.

During a police search of homes in Malwana, the discovery was made and Hassen himself had said he was unaware of the unusable ammunition that had belonged to his deceased grandfather.

The grandfather’s 12-bore shot gun had been remvoed during the 1987 to 1990 insurrection.

Police sources said Hassen’s statement would be recorded. He was released after getting the statement. (Colombo/May29/2019).

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