Nearly 400 arrested over 09/05 incident

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Police yesterday (15) arrested 159 more persons, in connection with the violence that transpired on 09 May.

Issuing a statement, Police Spokesman SSP Nihal Thalduwa noted that 22 of them were remanded, while 20 others were released on bail.

He added that a total of 398 persons have been arrested thus far in connection with the violent attacks that took place last Monday, near Galle Face and Temple Trees, and subsequent events, while 756 complaints were received in this regard.

Thalduwa assured that the Criminal Investigation Department, Divisional Crime Investigation Units, and relevant Police stations islandwide are carrying out further investigations.

Images of 76 persons involved in the incident have also been released to the media, urging the public to assist the Poice by providing any related information via the 1997 or 119 hotlines.

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