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Over 1,700 arrested in Sri Lanka for violating curfew

1,724 people have been arrested within a span of 24 hours for violating curfew. 

In total 19,441 individuals have been arrested for violating curfew since the restrictions were implemented on 20 March.

The Daily Mirror has reported that the police have taken over 5,000 vehicles into custody as a result of these raids.

Read more from the Daily Mirror.

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