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Anyone who is serving quarantine process found violating the rules and regulations, the courts could impose a three-year rigorous imprisonment and a fine, if found guilty, police said.

More than 95,000 people belonging to 25,114 families across the country are currently ordered to undergo home quarantine formalities, Police Spokesman DIG Ajith Rohana said.

Among them, the majority of 14,332 persons are serving the quarantine process in the Gampaha district.

"If anyone who is undergoing quarantine procedures violate the law, he/she would be dealt with tough legal action, and if they are found guilty of such charges, the court can impose a three-year rigorous imprisonment in addition to a fine," he said.

DIG Rohana request those who have been instructed to follow the health guidelines, especially if they had been asked to give samples for PCR or Rapid Antigen tests, should follow those instructions without showing any resistance.

"All the times, one should obey the quarantine rules, orders and regulations. Those ordered to follow quarantine procedures should not venture out and remain indoors. We need your support and cooperation in order to curb the pandemic situation, he said.(Darshana Sanjeewa Balasuriya)

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  • Asanka Friday, 11 December 2020 01:34 PM

    Is this all you can come up with: punishment and oppression? Don't forget you and the government are the servants of the people, not the opposite. Why not treat people with respect. Inform them, test them, help them to survive. We are not the enemy, we are the vlctims. Come and take a look at the isolated areas, quarantaine 'hospitals', at the homes of people all over the country, they have no resources, electricity, gas, food etc.

    Farieze Friday, 11 December 2020 03:34 PM

    True

    Nestle Meerwald Friday, 11 December 2020 04:21 PM

    Yes, these heartless officials must consider the reasons for someone breaking the corantine rules. Treatening them with a jail term is a joke when all our jails are overcrowded.

    Concerned Citizen Friday, 11 December 2020 03:33 PM

    What about action on those responsible for the second wave????

    lal Friday, 11 December 2020 08:00 PM

    Why resort to the extreme when the Kegallupaniya has been tested in the Parliament


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