A security officer on duty at a private bank in Attidiya has been shot dead by a group who arrived to rob the bank.
The armed group has opened fire killing one and injuring another.
Police said the second security officer is in critical condition.
Two persons who arrived on a motorbike stole part of the money an individual had brought to deposit at the bank.
The two suspects have fled the scene while further investigations are being conducted by the Dehiwela Police.