Cabinet has given approval to set up museum to house weapons.

The proposal to Cabinet was presented by Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa on Monday.

He informed Cabinet that no formal programme has been implemented for the collection, conserving, maintaining and securing the ancient weapons including the Stone Age weapons unearthed from the archeological excavations,  weapons used in the ancient times etc. and as a result they are in a dilapidated condition.

Modern weaponry too will be exhibited at the Museum which will come under the Department of National Museums.