Welipenna Police say that a Buddhist monk has been hospitalized after assaulting another monk with a machete.
The Pirith is being broadcast daily through loudspeakers at a temple in the Welipenna area.
The injured monk has been admitted to the Aluthgama Dharga Town Regional Hospital and his condition is not serious, a hospital spokesman said.
The injured were identified as a 21-year-old monk and a 28-year-old monk, police said.
Welipenna police are conducting further investigations.