Colombo, May 3 (NewsWire) – The Police will conduct a special operation to raid parties and public gatherings conducted in violation of the Quarantine Law.
Police Spokesman DIG Ajith Rohana said reports have been received on parties and public gatherings with alcohol being organized in the night.
He said all territorial Police officers have been instructed to raid such events, and to take stern action against those organizing, providing their premises to host, and participating in it.
The Police Intelligence Agencies are reportedly tracking parties and public gatherings being planned in violation of the Quarantine Law.
DIG Ajith Rohana said those arrested in this regard will be charged under the Quarantine and Criminal Laws of Sri Lanka.
All parties, public gatherings, and weddings have been banned due to a significant spread of the coronavirus following the Sinhala and Tamil New Year.
The New Year Coronavirus cluster has seen over 1000 COVID-19 cases being reported in Sri Lanka over the last few days.