A clash had erupted on Tuesday evening at the Munneswaram Kovil premises in Chilaw.
Police stated that the clash had erupted between a group who had come from Colombo to visit the Kovil, and residents of the Munneswaram area. The situation has been brought under control with the intervention of the police.
According to the police, two (2) individuals have been injured as a result of the clash. They have been admitted to the Chilaw Hospital. Meanwhile, police have arrested seventeen (17) individuals in connection to the incident.
The suspects are to be produced before the Chilaw Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday.