Legal action against those fail to maintain social distancing

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Legal action would be taken against those who fail to maintain social distancing in public places with effect from tomorrow, DIG Ajith Roahan said today. He said Director General of Health Services Dr. Anil Jasinghe has issued a circular granting power to the Police to arrest persons who are not maintaining social distance. Accordingly, DIG Rohana said people need to maintain social distancing in public places including banks and supermarkets. Those who violate social distancing would be arrested and produced in the Court. (DSB)


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  • Hans perlee Monday, 25 May 2020 05:44 PM

    You must be kidding

    JoeP Monday, 25 May 2020 05:45 PM

    Is this rule applicable to navy personnel? Please investigate how did more than 300 navy persons contacted the virus after first few navy soldiers got it during an operation.

    Mm Monday, 25 May 2020 05:55 PM

    How about Atalu gama

    Sam Monday, 25 May 2020 07:46 PM


    rama Monday, 25 May 2020 08:28 PM

    these social deviance should be punished regardless of their ethnicity or status. This efforts should be appreciated

    rama Monday, 25 May 2020 08:30 PM

    Likewise, there are dowry criminals among Sri Lankans. They should also be charged and confiscate their property and give it to those who doesn't have anything in the society. Tamils can point finger toward Sinhalese for every problem they face, but they fail to speak out against their dowry practice which is a barbaric culture.

    Ronnie Bugger Monday, 25 May 2020 08:40 PM

    Did the Maligawatte incident prompt this ? About 200 persons gathered in just a couple of minutes. No social distancing, no facial protection. Without prejudice, typical community behavior demonstrated by this sector of the society as seem in several incidents. Sorry, Minister of law

    Hareen Tuesday, 26 May 2020 12:04 PM

    Every citizen must be treated equally, what about the social distancing of the MP's. Are they above the law? If the government can relax curfew and the DGHS saying election can be held, then why social distancing and asking the people to wear face mask.

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