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)