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* Police arrest 4,018 for violating coronavirus curfew
Fri, Mar 27, 2020, 10:41 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Mar 27, Colombo: The Police Media Spokesperson states that 4,018 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 6.00 am today (27).

Police also seized 1,033 vehicles including three-wheelers, motorbikes and other motor vehicles used 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. The Police Media stated that the relevant police stations would initiate legal action against the curfew violators.


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