Woman arrested for spreading fake news

A 50 year – old woman has been arrested on charges of spreading false information on COVID-19 via social media.

The Police said the woman was arrested from the Nalla area in Divuldeniya, Meerigama by the Criminal Investigations Department yesterday.

She is due to be produced before the Colombo Chief Magistrate today.

The Police said 17 suspects, including 2 women, have been arrested so far on charges of spreading false news on COVID-19 via social media. (Colombo Gazette)

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