Police Media Spokesman DIG Ajith Rohana said that 914 persons were arrested Saturday (29th of May) for violating the quarantine rules, not wearing masks and failing to maintain distance.
Police Media Spokesman said that this is the highest number of arrests made in a single day since the pandemic began on 18 March 2020.
The highest number of arrests were made in Matale and Nikaweratiya. The highest number of 171 persons have been arrested from Matale and 116 from Nikaweratiya, the spokesman said.
As many as 17,300 arrests have been made since 30 October 2020, with regard to violations of quarantine rules and regulations, according to the police spokesperson.
Meanwhile, in a special operation carried out in the Western Province, 4,324 three-wheelers have been inspected and 20 three-wheelers along with 25 individuals have been taken into police custody over the violation of quarantine rules and regulations.
Further, 2,389 individuals have been checked at the 14 entry and exit points of the Western Province. The DIG said that 250 persons along with 151 vehicles have been sent back when they were found attempting to cross provincial boundaries, media reported.