The Sri Lanka Army said that a multi barrel rocket launcher found in the Thoppigala jungles had 12 barrels and it was the first of its kind ever recovered from the LTTE.
Although some speculated that it could have been built in Iran, an authoritative SLA official said that there was no confirmation of that.
The SLA had found the dismantled weapon buried in separate locations after an alert soldier made the chance detection.
`He spotted a place where there was loose earth. A quick search resulted in the recovery of the main part of the weapon,` the officer said.