Several suspects were arrested in 32 Police Divisions, on charges of violating the islandwide Police curfew.
An islandwide curfew was imposed from 06.00 PM yesterday to 06.00 AM on Monday (23) to help curb the spread of the novel coronavirus in Sri Lanka.
DIG Ajith Rohana said 130 suspects were arrested in several areas, including Bandarawela, Haputale, Tangalle, Katunayake, Dambulla, Walasmulla and Ampara, as of 06.00 PM today.
Ten motorcycles and 1 three- wheeler were taken into Police custody, he said.
DIG Rohana pointed out that 8 suspects were arrested in Bandarawela for gathering at a playground and consuming alcohol despite the Police curfew being in effect.
Meanwhile, another suspect was arrested in Haputale for operating a restaurant during the curfew and one other suspect was arrested for travelling on the road in a motorcycle while under the influence of alcohol in Tangalle.
Two people were arrested in Katunayake for wandering on the streets, while 9 individuals were arrested in Dambulla.
Four suspects were arrested in Walasmulla, 1 from Ampara, 7 suspects from Hatton, 1 from Dawulagala, 2 from Kegalle and 3 from Chilaw as well.
The suspects are to be produced before the Courts in their respective areas today. (Colombo Gazette)