Mar 23, Colombo: The Police Headquarters states that up to 2036 persons have been arrested by police stations across the country for violating the curfew.
The suspects were apprehended by various police stations in the island between 6.00 pm Friday (March 20) and 9.00 pm Monday (March 23).
Police also seized 501 three-wheelers, motorbikes and other motor vehicles which were in use during the curfew.
Most of the people were arrested for loitering on the roads.
In addition, suspects were arrested for gathering together in a playground and drinking, driving on the road, keeping their restaurants open, unruly behavior after drinking and selling merchandise during the curfew.