The Police are conducting a broad investigation into the Puttalam clash. Police Media Spokesman Police Superintendent Preshantha Jayakody said that perpetrators will be penalized irrespective of their status. The Police Media Spokesman said a traffic Police Officer who was serving at Palaviya had been brutally murdered by a certain group He pointed out that a fisherman Warnakulasuriya Prageeth Niroshan had been nabbed by a group of persons for poisoning another. But the Police officer managed to save him. While he was being brought to the Police station some group had brutally assaulted and murdered the Police Officer. The Police Media Spokesman said that no one could take the law into their hands. He added that they would be brought to justice sans considering their positions.