Over 100 quarantine law-breakers arrested in 24-hours: Police

Over 100 quarantine law-breakers arrested in 24-hours: Police

Over 100 quarantine law-breakers arrested in 24-hours: Police

Written by Pavani Hapuarachchi

27 Apr, 2021 | 9:12 am

COLOMBO (News 1st): Sri Lanka Police have arrested 108 people for the failure to wear face masks and maintain social distances, in a 24-hour window that ended on Tuesday morning (Apr. 27).

“Since 30th October 2020, to date, 3755 people have been arrested so far, for the violation of quarantine regulations,” Police Spokesperson DIG Ajith Rohana told News 1st on Tuesday.

According to the Deputy Police Chief, the majority of such arrests were made during quarantine operations conducted in the Western province.

Of those arrested, charges were filed against 3650 people who violated the quarantine rules and regulations, he further noted.

“Stern action will be taken against the quarantine law-breakers,” the Deputy Police Chief stressed.

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