A group of unidentified persons have attacked a candidate from the Democratic Party and his supporters who were pasting posters in New Town, Kataragama.
The Police Media Unit reported that the incident occurred on Thursday morning at around 1.30.
The group of people who were attacked have reported to the police that around forty persons arrived at the scene to carry out the alleged attack.
The victims were admitted to the Kataragama hospital and were transfered to the Debarawewa Hospital for further treatment. Meanwhile, police have commenced investigations in connection to the incident.