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* Police arrest 528 persons for breaking curfew in last 24 hours
Fri, May 22, 2020, 11:19 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

May 22, Colombo: Sri Lanka Police have arrested 528 people in the 24 hours from 6 am Thursday (21) to 6 am Friday, for violating the curfew imposed to prevent the spread of COVID-19 disease.

The police also seized 150 vehicles during this period for traveling without a permit during the curfew.

According to the Police Media Unit, 61,621 persons have been arrested since the islandwide curfew initially imposed at 6 pm March 20th until 6 am today (May 22). The Police have seized 17,322 vehicles including, three wheelers and motorbikes during this period.

According to the Police Media Unit, 18,496 cases have been filed pertaining to incidents of violation of curfew regulations since the 20th of March and 6,991 people have been sentenced.

 

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