May 22, Matara: Sri Lanka police reported that a group of soldiers had attacked the Magistrate of Matara in the Southern Province of Sri Lanka.
The Magistrate Lalith Kumara was admitted to the hospital, police said.
The attack that took place today was a result of a heated argument, police sources say.
Meanwhile, the police have arrested an Army corporal in suspicion of the assault. The suspect is to be produced in court tomorrow.
A special police team has been deployed to apprehend the other culprits, police said.