49 knives recovered from mosque in Maskeliya

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Police have recovered 49 knives from the premises of a mosque in the Maskeliya area during a search operation carried out this morning.

The police officers who engaged in a search operation of the mosque premises had discovered 49 knives and 3 small axes inside a storage room.

The person in charge of the said storage room was taken into custody as he had failed provide an explanation with regard to the possession of these weapons.