One person was injured in a shooting carried out by armed robbers at the branch of a state bank in Kudawella, Tangalle.
The robbers had reportedly managed to escape with around Rs 5 – 6 million in stolen cash.
Police said that the incident had occurred at around 9.45am today (5) when two individuals who arrived on a motorcycle entered the branch, brandished weapons and attempted to rob the bank.
Before they had fled the scene of the robbery, one of the suspects had fired his weapon.
A customer at the bank was shot in the leg by the suspects while he has been admitted to the Tangalle Hospital.