Several firearms and ammunition buried in a land at Kuda-Oya in Wellawaya were recovered by the Kuda Oya Police and the army personnel today.
Two repeater firearms, two air riffles, two 56-riffles, four shot guns, two 12-bore weapons, 324 rounds of T-56 ammunition, 163 rounds of 12-bore ammunition and 430 12-bore ammunition, 110 rounds of M16 ammunition, 75 ammunition of 9mm, 169 ammunition of 7mm, 2,773 ammunition of REM, three binoculars, one set of handcuffs, 14 knives, a sword and a GPS machine were among the recovered items.
The owner of the land and a watchman were also taken into the custody along with the weapons and ammunition.
The stock of firearms were recovered after two children living near the land found several suspicious parcels at the land.
They had informed about the parcels to their parents and the parents had informed the police about the parcels.