Police have commenced investigations in order to arrest the Mayor of Hambantota Eraj Fernando for allegedly trespassing on land on Kotelawala Road, Bambalapitiya and assaulting two security guards.
Police said the injured security officer was admitted to the Colombo National Hospital.
Eraj Fernando had carried out the attack last night.
Police said the reason behind the assault has not yet been revealed.
Police said statements have been recorded from four individuals pertaining to the attack.
Investigations are being carried out based on the statements and steps are being taken to arrest Eraj Fernando.