Police have shot and arrested an individual who fled after stealing cash from a restaurant in Ratmalana.
Police Media Spokesman SSP Nihal Thalduwa said the suspect arrived at the restaurant in a motorcycle last night, stabbed the employees and stole Rs.27,000.
He added the suspect then left the motorcycle and fled the area in a three-wheeler.
SSP Nihal Thalduwa said Traffic Police stopped the three-wheeler over suspicions adding the suspect had then acted in a violent manner while holding a knife.
SSP Thalduwa said the suspect acted in a manner that was dangerous to pedestrians and other vehicles on the road.
He noted Police officers were at risk of sustaining injuries when they attempted to arrest the suspect adding therefore the officers shot at the individual to deescalate the situation.
SSP Thalduwa said the suspect is receiving treatment at the Kalubowila Hospital while two employees of the restaurant who sustained injuries in the incident have also been admitted to the Kalubowila Hospital.
The Mount Lavinia Police is conducting further investigations into the incident.