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A total of 1,158 persons have been arrested during a special operation conducted within a 10-hour period in the Western Province yesterday.  

Police said 584 persons issued with warrants for their arrest, 441 wanted on corruption charges and 44 involved in crimes, were among those arrested.

The operation carried out on the instructions of the Western Province Senior DIG Deshabandu Tennakoon.  


  Comments - 7

  • Michael Ranasinghe Monday, 08 March 2021 09:16 AM

    Once in a while show to convince the public that the country is being rid of crime and narcotics . A government built on showmanship .

    Lal Monday, 08 March 2021 09:59 AM

    Arrest arrest arrest any action??? Like Middle East confiscate vehicles and keep it for six Months. Let them learn the lesson.

    Peacemaker Monday, 08 March 2021 10:01 AM

    all show only, Colombo is the crime capital of SL, most of the crimes are committed by politicians and their henchmen

    Em Monday, 08 March 2021 10:16 AM

    SL needs (Duerte - Philippines) style of crack down to achieve discipline.

    FF Monday, 08 March 2021 10:39 AM


    Jude Monday, 08 March 2021 10:49 AM

    How much of those arrested been asked to release by politicians!! ??? Huh!!

    Buddhist Monday, 08 March 2021 06:56 PM

    90% of the road accidents are due to speeding, but the Police does not take adequate action. Only way out is to enforce installation of speed restricting device on all vehicles. Make it compulsory. Does the Transport Minister know that such a thing exists?

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