Over 600 arrested for violating curfew

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Police have arrested a total of 664 persons within the Western Province for violating the ongoing curfew law.

The arrests were made between 10:00 pm last night (02) and 06:00 am today (03), Police said.

A 36-hour islandwide curfew was imposed at 06:00 pm yesterday, till 06:00 am tomorrow (04), apart from the state of emergency that was declared on 01 April.

As per an Extraordinary Gazette issued by President Gotabaya Rajapaksa last evening, public have been prohibited from being present at several public places including parks, roads, and grounds.