Over 11,000 arrested for violating curfew
April 3, 2020 03:08 pm
Police said that 289 individuals have been arrested for violating the curfew within six hours ending at 12 noon today (03).
A total of 70 vehicles have also been taken into custody during this time period.
The Police Media Unit said that the total arrests made so far for curfew violations stands at 11,019 and that 2,727 vehicles have also been taken into custody.
Sri Lanka Police had previously warned of strict legal action against people caught violating the countrywide curfew.
They will be immediately arrested, even without a warrant, and that police bail will not be granted for them, police said.
Police also noted that none of the vehicles taken into custody will be released back to their respective owners, until the prevailing Coronavirus threat is eliminated.
The government imposed an island-wide curfew with the intention of minimizing public movement in order to contain the spread of the coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak in the country.