The Netherlands has returned six Sri Lankan colonial-era artefacts looted by the Dutch to Sri Lanka after more than 200 years.

The six historical objects – the Lewke’s cannon, a Golden Kasthane, a Silver Kasthane, a Sinhalese Knife and two Guns – were ceremoniously accepted by Minister Vidura Wickremanayake at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) in Katunayake this morning (Nov.29).

These items will be on public display at the National Museum in Colombo from 05 December, the Embassy of the Netherlands said.