One dead, five police injured, in Sri Lanka gambling raid

One person died and five police officers were injured after a raid on a gambling den erupted into a fight, local media reports.

The officers were hospitalized, though the reports didn’t specify the extent of their injuries.

The police unit was dispatched to raid the gambling center, which was situated to the south of the capital Colombo.

The deceased was a 54-year-old resident of Karandeniya.