According to the COVID-19 guidelines issued by the Director General Health Services, all parties, tamashas and public and private gatherings have been banned with immediate effect, Police Media Spokesman Acting Senior DIG Ajith Rohana said yesterday.
Further, he said that the opening of spas, bars, pubs and nightclubs etc has also been banned under the current health guidelines.
Meanwhile, the Police Spokesman said that the Piliyandala Police had arrested eight suspects for illegal gambling at Nivanthidiya in the Piliyandala Police area.
“The suspects have been identified as residents of Boralesgamuwa, Piliyandala, Kottawa and Pannipitiya. The Piliyandala Police will be charging these suspects under the provisions of the Quarantine and Diseases Ordinance and in addition, the Gambling Ordinance,” he noted.