Police Uncover Cache of Weapons and Explosives in Abandoned School Building in Matara

September 18, 2023

The police have unearthed a cache of weaponry and explosives concealed within the ceiling of an abandoned school building located in the Wellamadama area of Matara. The find includes a pistol, ammunition for various firearms, 194 grams of explosives, and two detonators.

The breakthrough came following a tip-off provided by the school's deputy principal, which prompted the authorities to conduct a thorough search of the school premises. This operation led to the startling discovery of the hidden arsenal within the unused building.

The exact origin and purpose of these weapons and explosives remain under investigation, and the authorities are working to trace any potential links to criminal activities or individuals involved. The police have not disclosed any information regarding potential suspects at this time.