The Sri Lanka Police initiated a special operation to detect persons who have travelled out of Western Province, despite requests to remain within the province, Police Spokesman DIG Ajith Rohana said.
“The operation will focus on guest houses and hotels and other places of accommodation where people may have lodged after traveling out of Western Province. We have appealed to the residents of Western Province not to leave for any reason. However a special operation was launched to identify if people have travelled out of Colombo, circumventing Police road blocks, and to obtain information on such persons,” DIG Rohana explained.
He said that action will be taken against people who have travelled out of Colombo violating quarantine regulations under the Quarantine and Prevention of Diseases Ordinance.
“Preparations are also underway to identify those who have left the Western Province, on Thursday and Friday upon their return on Monday once the quarantine curfew is lifted,” DIG Rohana said.
He added legal action will be taken against such persons on charges of violating the quarantine law.
All you had to do was to barricade entry and exit points into WP!! Now trying to be silly buy catching people! If you really want to see who left WP check social media
Aiyo Friday, 30 October 2020 10:21 AM
People were traveling daily in and out of WP for over a month after the bandix saga! Won’t make much of a difference within just these 3 days
Adam Speak Friday, 30 October 2020 10:29 AM
Ya it's coward and selfish to have left the Western Province following the announcement of Curfew to be imposed for 3 days. Also in my opinion people may be scared because 3 days could become 30 days and 3 months due to current uncertainty of how it's been handled from Minuwangoda Cluster.
Sandaruwan Friday, 30 October 2020 10:57 AM
Here we go again. Ajith Rohana in action. He is waiting earnestly to seize such opportunities to get his commissioner rank.
After the 2oth A ? Friday, 30 October 2020 11:04 AM
Travelling out of WP was not an offence. How come you seem to think otherwise and apply "legal action". What authority do you have to "to identify those who have left the Western Province" - so far (god forbid) this not a police state !
Dinesh Friday, 30 October 2020 11:04 AM
Close the stable after the horse has run away. Typically Sri Lankan action plan. Also please take action against any viruses that could have gone to other provinces
Ransiri Silva Friday, 30 October 2020 11:07 AM
I didn't know that the Police can take actions for not obeying a request.
Silva Friday, 30 October 2020 11:21 AM
Absolutely correct and necessary. We can fight this virus only all together. We all have to adhere to safety and avoid to endanger us and other unnecessary. If recommendations, guidelines and prohibitions are announced all should adhere to. Very selfish to go on short vaccation and endanger the people there.
joshua Friday, 30 October 2020 12:22 PM
good idea. But will you implement this for politicians too??
Raj Friday, 30 October 2020 12:27 PM
There could have been a confusion of whether it was an "Order" or "Request"
DillonDP Friday, 30 October 2020 03:52 PM
Gavin shall we inform Rohitha?
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