More than 66,000 curfew violators arrested since March 20


A total of 66,341 persons have been arrested for violating the curfew while 18,695 vehicles were seized since March 20.

During the last 6 hours ending at to 4.00 am today (27), 411 individuals have been placed under arrest over violation of curfew orders.

In addition, 81 vehicles were also taken into custody during this six-hour period.

The police, meanwhile, said 21,225 cases pertaining to curfew violations have been filed so far.

Sri Lanka Police has warned of strict legal action against people caught violating the quarantine curfew regulations. The government has appealed to the general public to adhere to the regulations specified by the authorities, in support of its coronavirus mitigation efforts.

The curfew for all 25 districts is now in force between 10.00 pm to 4.00 am daily, until further notice.