The Wennappuwa Police has apprehended two persons along with a T 56 firearm and 30 T 56 ammunitions which were in their possession as they came to carry out a burglary.
The police media spokesman's office said that the two suspects were residents of Rajanganaya and Seeduwa.
While attempt was made last night to stop and inspect a three-wheeler when it was plying from Negombo to Chilaw, three persons travelling in it had tried to flee, two persons were arrested on the occasion.
It has been revealed that one of the arrested suspects was a person who at the Tambuttegama Magistrate's court had on a day in last August fled from the custody of prison officers having been detained over crimes including burglaries. He is also a person who deserted the army in 2009.
However the police said that while the suspect who has now fled is a resident of Hemmaatagama, he had escaped from the Prison bus in Mawanella.