130 arrested over curfew violations

A total of 130 persons who had violated curfew have been arrested during operations across 31 police divisions, says Deputy Inspector General (DIG) of Police Ajith Rohana.

Ten motorcycles and a three-wheeler have been seized during the operations. Some of these arrests were made in Dambulla, Bandarawela, Haputale, Tangalle, Katunayake, Walasmulla, Nallathanniya and Ampara areas.

Nine persons who had been travelling in two three-wheelers and three motorcycles were taken into custody in Dambulla.

In the meantime, 8 persons were arrested for having a party during curfew hours, while another person was arrested in Haputale for keeping his restaurant open during the night.

Two individuals who were taken into custody in Walasmulla area had been transporting sand in two tipper trucks.

A motorcyclist and the pillion rider were arrested in Nallathanniya area and three others were detained by the police while loitering in Katunayake and Ampara areas.

Meanwhile, another motorcyclist who had been driving under the influence of alcohol was nabbed in Tangalle.


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