Police identify 40 suspects who spread misinformation

The Police have identify 40 suspects who spread misinformation related to the coronavirus in Sri Lanka.

Police DIG Ajith Rohana said that steps are being taken to arrest the suspects.

DIG Ajith Rohana said that another two suspects have already been arrested in this connection.

He said that the Police will take stern action on anyone spreading misinformation with regards to the virus.

DIG Ajith Rohana said that apart from individuals, the Police will act on any institution which publishes false information with regards to the virus.

Meanwhile, the Defence Ministry said that legal action will be taken against those who spread misinformation via social media platforms and other digital media sites on the coronavirus to create panic among the public.

The Defence Ministry said that a five-year prison term will be given to those found guilty of  spreading or circulating misinformation via social media platforms under No.24 of the Computer Crimes Act of 2007. (Colombo Gazette)

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