One person was killed during a shoot-out between police and robbers in Battaramulla at around 2:30 this morning.
The robbers were attempting to break-in to a state bank in Battaramulla when police arrived at the scene.
According to Police Media Spokesperson S.P. Ajith Rohana the deceased was identified as a Soldier who was engaged in official duties in the Chundikulam army camp.
Reports further stated that he was presently on leave from his official duties.
Police media spokesperson SP Ajith Rohana confirmed that one person was also taken into custody.