Gunman robs private bank in Seeduwa

18 April 2018 11:06 am - 14     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


An unidentified gunman wearing a full face helmet robbed a private bank in Seeduwa town this morning.

Police said the suspect had fled the scene in his motorbike. Officials have taken steps to calculate how much was stolen from the bank.


Video by Prasad Mutukuda

  Comments - 14

  • Arthur Wednesday, 18 April 2018 11:42 AM

    Ban wearing of all helmets while walking rather than trying to ban full face helmets while riding.

    KJ Wednesday, 18 April 2018 12:21 PM

    Enhance physical access controls to the Bank with metal detectors at the entrance as well effective security guards.

    Premalal Wednesday, 18 April 2018 12:28 PM

    A more effective deterrent would be to place a security guard outside the bank. In this case the potential bank robber would have to first neutralize him which would give adequate warning to the personnel inside.

    Ram Wednesday, 18 April 2018 12:39 PM

    so you want to sacrifice an innocent life to protect the interest of the bank which is anyway covered by insurance ?

    Vimal Carlos Wednesday, 18 April 2018 01:02 PM

    Its more expensive to have a paid guard armed for 12 months than risk to get robbed and let the insurance pay for it.

    Premalal Wednesday, 18 April 2018 07:22 PM

    Security guards are there to provide security and not to be sacrificial lambs. If one is naive to believe that insurance companies would underwrite continuous losses without steep increases in premia then they are mistaken.

    Rt Wednesday, 18 April 2018 12:42 PM

    For my information: what is the bank?

    willowsd Wednesday, 18 April 2018 12:51 PM

    Withdraw the private security and lease out to defense services? good income for our buddies who save mother Sri Lanka?

    Ceylon Wednesday, 18 April 2018 12:53 PM

    So man show.where is security in this country.lawless of all the security authorities.

    Jaliya Wednesday, 18 April 2018 03:16 PM

    Security is there to open and close the main doors to public and especially to those who enter with full faced helmets. "Employed and paid for security work ... doing the doorman work" only finds in sri lanka.

    bendunk Wednesday, 18 April 2018 01:40 PM

    oh I did not know RK is in Seeduwa now and has focussed his attention to Private sector too :D

    sachith Wednesday, 18 April 2018 01:45 PM

    Stealing a sri lankan bank is really easy. lack of security and zero preparation.

    Dp Wednesday, 18 April 2018 08:44 PM

    Very true...our PM has shown the way.when the central bank is robbed in broad daylight.. Other banks...just peanuts.

    BV Wednesday, 18 April 2018 02:45 PM

    Trained personal from armed forces should be offered to state and private banks to provide security.This would bring in an income to the forces as well as strengthen the security of banks .

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