CID probes FB threats against President

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The CID has launched an investigation into the recent publication of death threats and defamatory remarks against President Maithripala Sirisena via social media websites including Facebook by several people including women, Police said today.

Police Spokesman Ruwan Gunasekara said the number of messages had increased in the wake of the arrest of Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) General Secretary Ven. Galagodaatte Gnanasara Thera.

“The presidential secretariat has complained to the police about this matter and the investigations have been now handed over to the CID,” he said.    

ASP Gunasekara said legal action would be taken against the offenders. (Darshana Sanjeewa)

  Comments - 16

  • Don Friday, 05 February 2016 07:28 AM

    People have the right to criticize but not make threats to harm anyone. So even the so the facebook heroes who made threats should be investigated and booked even the ones living abroad when they visit.

    REALPATRIAT Friday, 05 February 2016 07:32 AM


    kk Friday, 05 February 2016 07:52 AM

    you forgot what they did to the previous president, very good it goes around and come around

    Ajja Friday, 05 February 2016 08:30 AM

    You cannot threaten any body verbally or even by writing,it is a punishable offence.The expose the culprits and punish them.They need to apologize as well.

    Citizen Friday, 05 February 2016 08:45 AM

    The Police and the CID should have looked into these vulgar and cruel verbal assaults on the President Elect long time ago. It is their duty. They waited all this while till someone complained. The CID should arrest them all irrespective of their positions and connections and the courts should punish them without bail. I believe these verbal vulgar assaults are committed by MRs supporters as MR is highly esteemed and praised against MS. CID we are watching you via DM Android App

    Jim K Friday, 05 February 2016 08:53 AM

    arrest them and bring them to books no one can insult president weather past or present.

    Nihal Friday, 05 February 2016 11:37 AM

    Are you supporting Mr.Maithripala Sirisena

    Citizen Friday, 05 February 2016 11:38 AM

    Criticism is a good ingredient in democracy.We see criticism in the most vulgar and disgraceful manner even in some of our local sites. This should be prevented at any cost.

    Duminda Friday, 05 February 2016 11:59 AM

    Wonder where were all these people in last 5 years?. Proceed with legal actions right away.

    Rafael Friday, 05 February 2016 12:58 PM

    kk, you are a typiical MR Fan , so your comment is just rubbbish ,.

    Kiris Baba Amaray Thursday, 04 February 2016 09:14 PM

    IGP please investigate and arrest the culprits. No one can touch our Hon. President.

    ghaffa Thursday, 04 February 2016 09:24 PM

    Yes this must be punished. Should not allow to the leaders of the country.

    Canadian law Friday, 05 February 2016 02:06 PM

    "It is not necessary for the Crown to prove that the person uttering the threat did so with the intent that it be conveyed to its intended recipient. Nor is it necessary to prove that the person making the threat intended to carry it out or was capable of doing so. The motive for making the threat is equally irrelevant" -

    Case Friday, 05 February 2016 03:04 PM

    Open and shut case to bring to book the person

    nuke Friday, 05 February 2016 03:15 PM

    you can talk the truth about anyone as long as you dont threaten them let it be MR or MS .. thats called democracy.. there should be freedom of speech.

    Dias Friday, 05 February 2016 04:05 PM

    insulting is fine but i agree....threats have ro be dealt will be handled swiftly in any other country. I saw some fool who cleans Toilets in Korea making blatant threats....the Government should have him arrested in Korea and deported to Sri Lanka to face criminal prosecution. via DM Android App

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