A place of worship was raided by the Police today for violating the curfew and 18 people were arrested, the Police media unit said.
The Police said that information was received of prayers being conducted at the place of worship in Horowpathana today.
On receiving the information, the Police raided the premises and found around 80 people taking part in prayers.
The Police arrested 18 people while the rest had fled, the Police media unit said.
The Police said that those arrested were severely warned and released on Police bail. (Colombo Gazette)