230 arrested for recent violent incidents: Police seek public help to net more
Posted on May 16th, 2022

Courtesy The Daily Mirror

Some 230 people have been arrested over various charges including  violation of curfew, attacking public, causing damages to public and private properties since May 9.

Police spokesman SSP Nihal Thalduwa said 68 out of them have been remanded.

He said among the arrested, 71 were from the Western Province, 43 from Southern Province, 17 from Central Province, 36 from North Western Province, 47 from North Central, 13 from Sabaragamuwa and two from Uva Province. 

Meanwhile, Police today released pictures of several persons and seek public assistance to  identify and arrest them  for indulging in violent attacks on unarmed, peaceful protesters at Galle Face and Kollupitiya on May 9.

Police requested to alert the police by dialling the following telephone numbers: 071-8594901, 071-8594915 and 071-8592087. (Darshana Sanjeewa Balasuriya)

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