A burglary was prevented as two youths attempted to steal money from a private institution in Giradurukotte.
Police received a tip-off yesterday, making claims that the youths were acting suspicious and loitering near Agalaoya Bridge.
The youths aged 29 and 30, are residents of Mahaoya and Ampara.
At the time, 3 live hand grenades two sharp weapons, one toy pistol, two black masks found in their possession.
The motorcycle was also taken into custody.
It was revealed that the youth are members of an organized criminal gang.
Police believe that the youth were planning to rob money to be brought to a private farm in Giraadurukotte.