A 49-year-old employee of the Moratuwa Urban Council has been arrested over the attacks on protesters opposite Temple Trees, on the 9th of May.
Officers attached to the Criminal Investigation have apprehended the suspect from Moratumulla today.
He is also accused of damaging property and of being part of an illegal assembly.
The Police Media Unit said the suspect is scheduled to be produced before the Colombo Fort Magistrate’s Court today.
The CID is conducting further investigation over the incident.