The Police Media Unit states that a group of police officers have come under assault in the Horana, Moragahahena, Yahalakele area last night.
Three police officers as well as eight civilians are said to have sustained injuries during the assault.
Police who had travelled to the Yahalakale-waththa area in Horana last night in order to arrest a suspect who had been accused of abuse charges had been attacked with stones by relatives of the accused.
According to Police Media Spokesperson SSP Ajith Rohana a tense situation had arisen subsequently.
Speaking further he noted that police had however managed to arrest the suspect.
At present the atmosphere in the area is said to have been brought under control completely, while a special investigation in this regard is underway led by the Assistant Superintendent of Police in Panadura.
Meanwhile a married couple have been assaulted & injured in the Rathnapura, Kahawaththa-Duhulwala area last night.
The male who had sustained injuries is currently receiving treatment at the Rathnapura hospital, while his wife is said to be receiving treatment at the Kahawaththa hospital.
Police who have already commenced investigations into the assault suspect that incident may have transpired based on a personnel feud.