They were interdicted on the directive of the National Police Commission.
The Three policemen attached to the Ingiriya Police station had been arrested earlier for assaulting a suspect.
The policemen had been on duty in Ingiriya on Saturday night and had stopped two youth to search them.
The policemen had then assaulted the youth.
A tense situation arose at the Ingiriya Police station later with residents and family members of the two youth alleging that the three policemen were drunk at the time.
The two youth had been admitted to hospital following the assault and residents demanded that the policemen be arrested.
A Police complaint was also later lodged against the policemen over the assault. (Colombo Gazette)