Police arrested 277 persons for violating quarantine regulations last 24-hour (August 16). From 2020 October 30th, so far total 54,889 people arrested for not wear face masks, not main social distancing concept and not obey travel restriction rules.

Police strictly enforce inter-provincial travel ban and night time quarantine curfew. The Tri-Forces and the Police Special Task Force (STF) has set up roadblocks at all provincial borders. 635 people who tried to cross the provincial boarders sent back after warning during last 24-hour. 12 roadblocks were setup in entry / exit points to Wester Province.

Police Media says the arrested individuals are charged under the provisions of the Quarantine and Prevention of Diseases Ordinance and the Penal Code of Sri Lanka. Wearing mask and social distancing are mandatory in Sri Lanka, if violated Rs.10,000 fine & up to 6 month’s imprisonment.

Police arrested 1561 persons for violating quarantine rules & Travel Restrictions on June 16, the highest number of arrests made in a single day.