Residents of Rathupaswala staged a protest this morning in front of the controversial glove factory alleging that a group of three persons assaulted one of their fellow resident living near the factory.
The protesters charged that the assault was carried out yesterday evening by three persons who supported the factory authorities.
The victim G. Kumaradasa is receiving treatment at the Gampaha hospital.
A tense situation was erupted as ASP in charge of the area Chandana Kodituwakku reached the protest scene.
The ASP told the protesters that police will take immediate action to arrest the culprits.
Meanwhile the controversial factory authorities took steps to shift the glove plant to the Biyagama Free Trade Zone.