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Police have arrested a 19-year old youth from Kahatapitiya in Gampola for spreading false news on social media.

Police Spokesman DIG Ajith Rohana said the youth was arrested while investigations were being carried out based on information received from the intelligence services.

The mobile phone of the youth has also been taken into police custody.

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  • Prof. K.K. Swaminathan Thursday, 29 April 2021 08:49 AM

    This is a Terrrorist Act. There are more idiots working on this. Please arrest all and keep them behind bars.

    F.R. Fernando [Attorney-at-Law] Thursday, 29 April 2021 08:51 AM

    According to the reliable sources, I got to know that he is a strong supporter of Rishad Badurdeen and his brother who had close links with the Easter Sunday Attackers.

    Non Racist Thursday, 29 April 2021 11:15 AM

    Mr. Attorney ... It's a small community.. Everyone has links with everyone else... Especially if they are well to do businessman or religious icons.. Does that mean you the knowledge of what an individual's plan or motive is.

    Gayan Thursday, 29 April 2021 09:46 AM

    99% of information shared in social media is fake anyway.

    Andare Thursday, 29 April 2021 10:14 AM

    Damn good. This nuisance should be stopped.

    Pray Lanka Thursday, 29 April 2021 10:21 AM

    There are web pages which employ youngsters to write negative comments on subjects related to timely issues like Covid and government rules and regulations.

    George Orwell Thursday, 29 April 2021 10:41 AM

    Big Brother is watching you!

    Truth Thursday, 29 April 2021 11:00 AM

    So real fact about government is false ha? Government is doing so well... Country is flourishing ... and People are so Happy........

    Jehan Thursday, 29 April 2021 11:28 AM

    It’s the government job of misleading the public,

    Duminda Thursday, 29 April 2021 11:37 AM

    All hate crime culprits must arrest

    George Orwell Thursday, 29 April 2021 11:49 AM

    Reply to Prof.K.K. Swaminathan: did you buy your degree on the Internet? The government is spreading fake news all the time.

    CoolTop Thursday, 29 April 2021 12:42 PM

    Then what about people in Nalika Daka?

    H P Peiris Thursday, 29 April 2021 01:19 PM

    Some people are spreading false news that the vaccine makes younger generation infertile. Government must address this issue immediately. Some are reluctant to get the vaccine because of this rumour.

    Antony Jude Thursday, 29 April 2021 07:07 PM

    What kind of faise news he was spreading on social media? No indication about that.


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