Sri Lanka Police have arrested 1,198 people island wide for violating quarantine rules in the past 24 hours, police spokesman DIG Ajith Rohana said.
Accordingly a total of 32,593 persons have been arrested on the relevant charges since the 30th of October last year, the Police Spokesman said.
Police say that special police teams have been deployed to continue the operations today as well to nab to violators of the quarantine rules.
Meanwhile 3,051 persons travelling in 1,757 vehicles have been inspected at 14 entry and exit points to the Western Province. Out of them, 160 persons travelling in 100 vehicles were sent back for attempting to cross provincial borders for non-essential purposes violating travel restrictions.