Three persons including a creator of a WhatsApp Group called 'Darga Town Breaking News' arrested in Darga Town, Aluthgama yesterday on charges of inciting communal hatred trough social media by the Aluthgama Police.
The suspects are aged between 20 and 23.
The Aluthgama Police said that investigations had revealed that around 100 members had being on the said WhatsApp group and at least 25 members left the group on their own later.
It was revealed that the mastermind of the group, who is a resident of Darga Town, had been an overseas employee.
He had reportedly created the group three years ago.
They said the suspects would be detained for further questioning. (Aluthgama Thusitha Kumara)