664 arrested for recent violence: Police

664 arrested for recent violence: Police

664 arrested for recent violence: Police

Written by Amani Nilar

17 May, 2022 | 4:04 pm

COLOMBO (News 1st); The total number of people arrested due to the violence which took place on 9th and 10th May has increased to 664, Police Media Spokesperson SSP Nihal Thalduwa stated. 

Moreover, 444 complaints from Western province, 118 from Southern Province and 103 from SouthEastern Province have been received on grounds of arson, property damage and murder.

He also stated that within the past 24 hours, 258 persons have been arrested, out of whom 67 have been granted bail and 43 remanded. 

The total number of arrested persons is 664, while 206 persons out of that have been granted bail so far, he added. 

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