62 beggars sent to the Ridigama detention centre

2020-05-23 at 06:52

A Court order has been issued to direct 62 beggars at the Pettah bus depot and populated areas, who underwent quarantine measures, to the Ridigama detention centre.

The group was produced before the Hultsdorf Magistrate’s Court yesterday.

Police informed Court that even though the group completed quarantine, they continue to loiter in the city and hinder the public.

Accordingly, the 62 were sent to the Ridigama detention centre.

The Police said apart from elderly persons, others will be granted vocational training in order to seek employment.