A gang is reported to have attacked two houses in Labuduwa, Galle last night.
The police said that as a result of the attack a child and one other person have been hospitalised.
Residents noted that the attackers had damaged a three-wheeler as well.
The victims of the attack said that they were due to stage a protest in front of the Siri Dhamma Vidyalaya in Labuduwa in Galle today.
They also that police personnel from the Akmeemana police station visited them the previous day and advised them not to stage the protest.
However they had informed the police that they would go ahead with the protest as planned for the sake of the educational rights of their children.
One of the residents of the damaged houses expressed these views to our news team.
Another resident also expressed these views.
Another victim of the attack stated how he and his child were attacked.
We spoke to police media spokesperson SP Ajith Rohana regarding this incident.