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50 fatalities from motor accidents in festive season

A special traffic operation is underway across the country since the 20th of December, in order to arrest undisciplined drivers and this operation will continue until the 05th of January 2021.

82 drunk drivers were arrested on Wednesday (30thDec) and a total of 1398 drunk drivers were arrested since the 20th of December, said the Police Spokesman DIG Ajith Rohana.

From the 20th of December 2020, a total of 613 accidents were reported in Sri Lanka and as a result of it, 50 fatalities and 433 injuries were reported.

Sri Lanka Police said 38 people were arrested on Wednesday (30th Dec) for failing to wear face masks and maintain social distancing.

In total 1996 people were arrested for the aforementioned offenses since the 30th of October 2020, said the Police Spokesman, DIG Ajith Rohana.

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