University administrator arrested for spreading fake news

An administrator of a State University has been remanded till 01 April, on charges of spreading fake news via his Facebook account.

Deputy Inspector General (DIG) Ajith Rohana told Colombo Gazette that the suspect was arrested by the Criminal Investigations Department (CID).

He was arrested on charges of spreading malicious news with regard to the coronavirus via his Facebook account, he said.

DIG Rohana said the suspect was remanded after being produced before Fort Magistrate Ranga Dissanayake today. (Colombo Gazette)

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