Regional police stations are slapping on overnight curfews to stop sightseers and looters

Regional police stations are slapping on overnight curfews, to stop sightseers from crowding disaster areas and worse yet, to prevent a wave of looting in the tidal wave ravaged areas in Sri Lanka. Regional police stations are slapping on overnight curfews, to stop sightseers from crowding disaster areas and worse yet, to prevent a wave of looting in the tidal wave ravaged areas in Sri Lanka. The Prime Ministers officials confirmed that the Galle and Tangalle Police Stations in southern Sri Lanka had declared overnight curfews to prevent a looting spree.

Other police stations are expected to follow with similar restraints on citizens movements.

Police officials earlier called on citizens to avoid crowding areas affected by the tidal wave and for residents to evacuate the area urgently, as fears of a rerun on the early morning disaster was expected.

Already reports coming from the Dehiwala and Mount Lavinia areas just outside Colombo’s city limits have reported looting.

Police are also restricting movement down to the beach front, throughout the stretch on Galle Road, allowing only residents and some help to get through.

Meanwhile, the President declared a national emerg