A police officer has been injured and hospitalised after being assaulted by two individuals at Gatambe stadium in Kandy.
Authorities said a group of individuals, allegedly intoxicated were entering a carnival held at the stadium.
The police officer on duty intervened to prevent the group from entering the stadium, but was later assaulted at the entrance.
The two suspects were arrested by other police officers on duty at the venue, and later handed over to the Peradeniya Police Station.
The arrested suspects aged 30 and 46 are residents of Udaperadeniya and Polgolla.
The injured Police officer is receiving treatment at the Kandy General Hospital.