1,500 arrested in connection with 9 May unrest

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Approximately 1,500 people were arrested so far,in connection with the nationwide violence on 9 May.

Police Spokesman, SSP Nihal Thaladuwa said 677 suspects had been remanded.

Meanwhile, 152 people were arrested in connection with the incidents in the last 48 hours, with 39 being remanded and 101 being released on bail after appearing in Court.

He also said that more suspects were scheduled to appear in Court yesterday (22). The Police Spokesman also said that investigations into the incidents are still ongoing.

By Thameenah Razeek