The Police said that the incident had occurred on Friday when the PHIs had visited a house where the inmates were quarantined.
According to the Police, two suspects had assaulted and obstructed the PHIs from carrying out their duties.
As a result, the two suspects were arrested and produced before a Magistrate yesterday (Saturday).
The Police said the Magistrate ordered the two suspects to be remanded till 23rd August.
The Police recalled that recently the father of a Covid patient had been arrested for assaulting and spitting on a PHI in Giriulla.
The incident had taken place when the PHI had gone to the area to insect a Covid positive individual.
A similar incident had occurred in December last year.
The incident had occurred in Atulugama, Bandaragama as a result of which the accused was jailed for six years. (Colombo Gazette)