The Mayor of Hambantota Eraj Fernando has been arrested by the Bambalapitiya Police over an incident of him breaking into a private land in Kotelawala Road, Bambalapitiya and assaulting two security guards.
Eraj Fernando had reportedly assaulted the two guards on the 14th of September.
Police said investigations are yet to uncover the reason behind the Mayor lashing out and assaulting the two guards on duty.
Police recorded statements from several individuals over the incident.
The injured security officers are receiving treatment at the Colombo National Hospital.