He was arrested in the Santasolai area in Vavuniya.
Police Media Spokesman DIG Ajith Rohana stated that the PHI officer had questioned the suspect regarding not wearing a face mask while riding a motorcycle.
The enraged person had assaulted the PHI.
The PHI who was injured in the incident is being treated at the Vavuniya Hospital, stated the Police Media Spokesman DIG Ajith Rohana.
The DIG further stated that stern action will be taken against those who obstruct the duties of health workers.