The Vavuniya Police arrested a 25-year-old man who had assaulted a Public Health Inspector (PHI) in the Santhasolai area in Vavuniya yesterday.
Police Spokesman DIG Ajith Rohana said the suspect had assaulted the PHI officer after he had been questioned for not wearing a face mask while travelling on a motorcycle.
DIG Ajith Rohana said the injured PHI officer is receiving treatment at the Vavuniya Hospital.
Pointing out a similar incident, the Police spokesman said a man who had assaulted a PHI officer in Atulugama by spitting on his face was sentenced to six years rigorous imprisonment for the offence.
DIG Ajith Rohana warned that stern action will be initiated against those obstructing the duties of health workers. (NewsWire)