159 suspects arrested yesterday over last week’s violence

159 suspects arrested yesterday over last week’s violence

May 16, 2022   11:56 am

Sri Lanka Police says that a total of 159 persons were arrested yesterday over the incidents in Galle Face and Kollupitiya and for attacking persons, causing damages to public and private property etc. across the island. 

Twenty of them have been granted bail after being produced before courts while another 22 have been remanded. 

Police spokesman SSP Nihal Thalduwa said that a total of 398 persons have been arrested so far in connection with the incidents of violence in the past few days while 101 have been released on bail by courts. A total of 159 have been remanded. 

He stated that the suspects have been arrested on various charges since the 9th of May and that 159 of them have already been remanded.

He said that as of 6.00 am today, 756 complaints were received regarding incidents of violence and unrest that took place island-wide and that investigations are being carried out under the direct supervision of the Senior DIG and DIGs in charge of respective provinces as well as the officers in charge of the divisions.

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