A patient receiving treatment at the Beliaththa Hospital was assaulted by a group which entered the hospital last night.
Police stated that the patient who was critically injured was transferred to the Tangalle Hospital.
Initial investigations suggested that the group had entered the hospital with the motive of attacking another patient over a personal dispute but had eventually attacked the patient in concern by mistake.
The assaulted patient is a 27 Year old Air Force Personnel attached to the Weerawila Air Force Camp.
The attackers are yet to be arrested.
pix by - Sanath Gamage