Colombo, March 30 (newsin.asia) – Over 6,000 people have been arrested in Sri Lanka for violating an islandwide curfew which has been in place in the country since March 20, the police said in a statement here Monday.
Police said 6,850 people were taken into custody for loitering on the roads, gathering and consuming alcohol at public grounds, travelling by vehicle on the roads, keeping restaurants open, behaving in an unruly manner on the roads while intoxicated and engaging in trading, defying curfew rules.
Out of the total number, 850 were arrested within the past 24 hours alone.
Police said over 160 vehicles were also seized and all those arrested will be produced before local courts in the coming days.
Sri Lanka imposed an islandwide curfew on March 20, which was lifted for a few hours during last week in separate districts for people to re-stock on essential items.