Devotees who violated curfew arrested

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A group of 18 devotees who participated in a prayer meeting at a mosque in Kivilekada, Horowpathana have been arrested on charges of violating curfew. 

The group had been arrested following a tip-off received by the Police. At least 80 devotees attended the prayer meeting, Police said. However only 18 devotees had been arrested as the others had fled the scene, upon the arrival of the Police and other government officials.

The Maulavi and the President of the mosque had also been among those arrested. The duo were granted police bail following severe warnings. (KAK)

  Comments - 22

  • dickie bird Saturday, 28 March 2020 12:20 AM

    Grant them the Indian punishment. Six of the best

    afzal Saturday, 28 March 2020 12:28 AM

    Why should they be granted bail? Already many respected scholars of Islam have confirmed that it is only right not to congregate for prayers as putting the like of others at Risk goes against the spirit of Islam. These violaters should be punished by the law.

    Shafraz Saturday, 28 March 2020 02:57 PM

    Yes, bail shouldn't have been granted rather firm legal action should have been taken against them. It will be a lesson for others.

    Ranjit Saturday, 28 March 2020 12:29 AM

    Typical in SL the high ups are given bail immediately whereas the others have to suffer in the remand prison.

    janaka Saturday, 28 March 2020 11:47 AM

    putting them in prison again high risk , government also doing wrong thing by keeping them in the prison release them and impose a heavy fine on them around Rs 50,000 Each

    sameer Saturday, 28 March 2020 12:21 PM

    Bail should not have been given they should have been kept in jail and punished for being so stupid. Sri Lanka too should start using the stick on curfew violators

    Ahmed Lebbe Saturday, 28 March 2020 12:21 PM

    These devotees may be from a fundamentalist clan.

    sabit Saturday, 28 March 2020 12:31 PM

    they should be punish and fined for what they did.

    Mohamed siqidi Saturday, 28 March 2020 12:47 PM

    These guys should be punished to the maximum. Also the ones who escaped may be known to ones in custody. Interogate them like terrorists and find all and punish to max.

    ANTON Saturday, 28 March 2020 01:52 PM

    IDIOTS CALLING THEMSELVES AS WORSHIPERS OF A GOD WHO HAS NO IMAGE AND THEN VIOLATES EVERY THING.

    S.H.Moulana Saturday, 28 March 2020 02:22 PM

    If movement in the two holy mosques in Makkah and Madina and other places of worship in Saudi and all Muslim countries. Even while calling the Azan the call for prayers they have included the phrase 'Pray in your houses' who are these people who are trying to be better Muslims than others in all over the world. They should be punished for defying country's law and order. This is the time for Muslim leaders to lead and put them in the right path. Support the government regulations and save the countrymen from the current disaster. May sanity prevail!

    Gratiaen Hewa Saturday, 28 March 2020 03:21 PM

    Hope there is no such an Exception in the relevant Gazette of Curfew declaration permitting religious activities could be continued during curfew hours! I think Police has released them on bail with a warning on humanitarian grounds!

    lop-sided Saturday, 28 March 2020 04:02 PM

    It is these two who have to be remanded and the others released.

    Mohamed Murad Saturday, 28 March 2020 04:42 PM

    They Deserved

    Niyas Saturday, 28 March 2020 05:29 PM

    Give them 10 corporal punishment back side first n remand them

    M S SHIBLY MOHAMED Saturday, 28 March 2020 06:11 PM

    There some arrogant ignorance and stupid among our community for sure. Government act accordingly as president directed. That is severe punishment. Not to blame all the Muslims.

    Jeeves Saturday, 28 March 2020 06:16 PM

    The main culprits should not have been given bail!

    Asif Saturday, 28 March 2020 07:29 PM

    Take the bastards to the 4th floor and give them the treatment

    LotusPrins Saturday, 28 March 2020 07:41 PM

    Many think that God is above the curfew. That is how brainwashed religion has made people.

    Anver Ahamed Saturday, 28 March 2020 07:49 PM

    The mosque Imam and trustees should all be rounded up again. Why bail? Influence again?

    Balapitendi Saturday, 28 March 2020 08:27 PM

    Typical Sri Lankans. In case of a calamity (coronavirus outbreak), bury the head in the sand and look to unknown gods and thieving priests. Fools the cure is in science, not in no name gods...

    Theophilus Ajitha Fernando Saturday, 28 March 2020 09:36 PM

    I think it is very unfair to allow bail to Maulavi and the president because they are the ones who encouraged devotees to come to the Mosque They should be given a harsher punishment not allowing them to get away with this This will be a good opportunity to show that Curfew law applies everyone who has no permit to get out of the house It only discourages the police force who is working hard to follow the President's orders Punish them !!!


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