A clash has sparked between police and residents of Kandulawa area in Gokarella, Kurunegala last evening.
According to the police, eight persons who received injuries were admitted to Gokarella Hospital.
According to the police, a group of officers from the police narcotic raid unit of the Gokarella Police arrived at the relevant location at 7.30 pm.
At that time an argument has occurred between the police and residents of the area.
However, the residents who were subjected to assault charged that the police officers arrived in civvies and were under the influence of alcohol.