ECONOMYNEXT – Sri Lanka’s will return vehicles taken seized by police during a curfew clamped to stop the spread of Coronavirus to their owners, the President’s office said.
“A decision has been taken to return vehicles which were taken into custody for violating curfew regulations imposed to prevent spread of COVID-19 pandemic, to their owners,” the President’s office said.
“The Government had directed the Acting IGP C D Wickremaratne to take necessary steps with this regard.”
Sri Lanka’s police seized over 16,000 vehicles during curfews clamped to stop the spread of Coronavirus by late May.
Sri Lanka has contained the spread of Coronavirus with 1905 cases being reported up June 15. Out of the total 992 are from a Sri Lanka Navy camps and family members of sailors who went home during the Coronvirus curfews.
Sri Lanka has since lifted daytime curfews. (Colombo/June16/2020)