A 50-year old woman has been arrested by the CID on charges of posting false and misleading content about COVID-19 on social media.
Police said the woman, a resident of Nalla, Divuldeniya was arrested on Thursday.
The suspect woman to be produced in the Colombo Chief Magistrate's Court today.
Meanwhile, the police said including the arrest of this woman, the CID has arrested a total of 17 individuals for posting false and misleading content on social media.
They said that the CID is conducting investigations to arrest such people, who post detrimental posts, videos and fake news via social media and other platforms to mislead the public to create panic among them.(DSB)