The Puttalam divisional secretary and his driver have been assaulted this morning.
Speaking to our news team the Puttalam divisional secretary M. I. Malik stated that he and his driver were assaulted when they went to inquire regarding the protest that was going on at the Kal - adiya junction on the Puttalam – Kurunegala road.
The driver of the divisional secretary is currently receiving treatment in hospital.
An individual was killed in the Puttalam – Maduragama region after being attacked by a wild elephant.
The residents of Maduragama who has become infuriated following the death had brought the body of the deceased person and placed it on the road.
According to our regional correspondent the protest is currently underway and as a result the Puttalam – Kurunegala main road has been blocked at the Kal - adiya junction.