53 persons arrested for violating Police curfew

2020-10-18 at 07:46

53 persons have been arrested during the past 24 hours for violating curfew regulations imposed to curb the spread of the coronavirus.

Acting Police Media Spokesman Deputy Inspector General of Police Ajith Rohana said 265 persons in total have been arrested, for violating curfew regulations since first imposed on the 4th of October.

The DIG said a majority of the arrests were made in the Seeduwa, Gampaha and Dompe Police divisions. He noted that 48 vehicles were also impounded.

The Police Media Spokesman said curfew will continue indefinitely in 19 Police divisions, while pharmacies and stores selling essential goods will not be allowed to reopen today.