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Over 40,000 people arrested in Sri Lanka for violating curfew

Sri Lanka’s Deputy Inspector General of Police has reported that 40,095 persons have been arrested for violating the state-imposed curfew since it was imposed on 20 March.

In the last 12 hours, 222 people were arrested.

The high level of arrests and militarised response of the Sri Lankan state has raised concerns from human rights organisations such as Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International. 

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