Four youth who had evaded quarantine after returning from South Korea were arrested by Ratnapura Police while they were hiding in their houses yesterday.
They had evaded the healthcare officials stationed at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) who are conducting health checks on the passengers returning from other countries, especially three specific countries including South Korea and fled to their homes. However, Officials of the airport had got wind of their escape after perusing the details of air passengers and names of those refereed to the quarantine centres. Upon being informed by the airport officials and under the instructions of the Ratnapura SP Senaka Weerasinghe a police team headed by HQI Rohan Olugala had found the youth from their homes. (Lasantha Niroshana Perera)