One individual has been killed and another injured in a clash between two groups at a restaurant in Baddegama.
Police said an individual had visited the restaurant to purchase food last night when he was attacked with a sharp weapon after an argument with the shop owner.
The son of the restaurant owner had attacked the individual with a mallet with the individual succumbing to injuries at the store.
The deceased is a 26-year-old area resident.
The restaurant owner who sustained injuries has been admitted to hospital while his 25-year-old son has been arrested.