The Police Media Spokesman SP Jaliya Senaratne warned the public not to step out of their homes other than for a very urgent requirement, adding that those who do so could be arrested even without a warrant.

He said this in a statement issued today (25).

 During the past 24 hours, 420 persons who violated the curfew had been arrested together with 97 vehicles, SP Senaratne stated. In total, the police had arrested 2682 persons so far for violating curfew and 706 vehicles have been taken into police custody.

SP Senaratne noted that it is very unfortunate that some people are violating the curfew and acting very irresponsibly by getting onto the streets at a time when the country is struggling to contain the Coronavirus from spreading.