The actor had been arrested while coming to receive the Rs. 5,000 allowance given by the government in the wake of the present Covid-19 wave.
However, he had not been wearing a facemask which is deemed mandatory by quarantine laws.
When the police had affronted this and urged him to return after wearing a face mask, he had tried to assault them, reports say,
A statement is being obtained from the actor and Kirulapone Police are conducting further investigations.
Considered as one of the best villains in Sinhala cinema, Wilson Karunaratne, better known as Wilson Karu has acted in more than 240 films across many genre primarily as main antagonist.