1,356 people for violating the quarantine rules in 24 hours

1,356 people for violating the quarantine rules in 24 hours

1,356 people for violating the quarantine rules in 24 hours

Written by Zulfick Farzan

15 Jun, 2021 | 11:37 am

COLOMBO (News 1st); Sri Lanka Police arrested 1,356 people for violating the quarantine rules and regulations on Monday (14).

Police Spokesperson SDIG Ajith Rohana speaking to News 1st said this is the highest number of people arrested for violating the quarantine law in Sri Lanka.

146 of these people were arrested from Matale while 134 people were arrested from Kandy and another 116 people were arrested in Kuliyapitiya, he said.

33,949 people were arrested since the 30th of October 2020 for violating the quarantine laws.

Special Police Teams were deployed to crack down on illegal events and gatherings, said the Police Spokesperson.

5,333 people were checked at the 14 roadblocks operating at the Exit & Entry points of the Western Province, he said adding 56 people were ordered turn back as they failed to prove why they wished to cross the provincial border.

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