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Gemstones, cash recovered from Sri Lanka safe house

Colombo, April 28 (IANS): Sri Lankan authorities on Sunday recovered gemstones worth more than 30 million rupees and 15 million rupees in cash from a safe house in Dematagoda, police said.

Police spokesman Ruwan Gunasekera said 500,000 SL rupees worth of foreign currency bills and jewellery were also found, reports the Daily Mirror.

Two explosions had occurred inside the house at Mahawila Scheme on April 21 in which four people including the bomber was killed.

The house was searched based on a tip off as part of the ongoing investigations into the Easter Sunday bombings that killed 253 people.

Meanwhile, during a search in Wanathavilluwa on Sunday, the police recovered six revolvers, a T56 weapon and a stock of buried ammunition.

On Saturday night, a 57-year-old man was arrested with six homemade bombs from a mosque in Daulagala.


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