The main suspect involved in the attack has been identified as an ex- LTTE cadre and Ava gang member.
Police have further identified six other members of the gang.
The attackers had arrived on five motorcycles wearing helmets and covering their faces with a cloth and a handkerchief tied around their neck. They were armed with swords and had attacked the two policemen and later fled the scene.
The two injured policemen were admitted to the Jaffna hospital.
According to hospital sources, one of the two Constables is in a serious condition and was subjected to emergency surgery.