Event organizer Chandimal Jayasinghe and actress Piumi Hansamali have been arrested

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The Colombo Fort Police arrested Chandimal Jayasinghe, Sri Lanka’s famous make-up artist and actress Piumi Hansamali for the violation of quarantine laws.

They have been arrested by the Fort Police for organizing the party at a time when all public events and parties have been suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic in the country.

Police Media Spokesman DIG Ajith Rohana stated that the suspects had a birthday party at a hotel in Colombo on Sunday (30) night.

The suspects are appearing in the Colombo Magistrate’s Court and are being prosecuted under the Quarantine and Penal Code.

In addition, CCTV footage of the scene was monitored by police, who revealed that 25 people had attended the birthday party.

“12 of them were identified and investigations are underway to identify the rest of the party-goers,” said the Police Spokesperson.