Over 1000 quarantine law-breakers arrested in 24-hours

Over 1000 quarantine law-breakers arrested in 24-hours

Over 1000 quarantine law-breakers arrested in 24-hours

Written by Pavani Hapuarachchi

08 Jun, 2021 | 8:32 am

COLOMBO (News 1st): A record 1,028 people were arrested in a 24-hour window that ended on Tuesday morning (Jun. 08), for offences related to quarantine rules and regulations such as wearing face masks and maintaining social distances, Sri Lanka Police said.

“Accordingly, 158 people were arrested in the Matale Police division, 108 were arrested in the Kandy Police division, and 93 people were arrested by Nikaweratiya Police division,” Police Spokesperson DIG Ajith Rohana told News 1st on Tuesday (Jun. 08).

According to the Deputy Police Chief, 25,886 people have been arrested so far for the violation of quarantine regulations, since the 30th October 2020, to date.

Moreover, 22 people were arrested following drone surveillance operations conducted in the Dematagoda Police area on Monday (07), DIG Ajith Rohana noted.

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