Another suspect arrested for posting fake news on social media

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Another suspect was arrested by the CID in connection with the incident where a fake news was published on social media stating that a person collapsed and died on the road due to Covid-19.

Police Spokesman DIG Ajith Rohana said the suspect aged 28 was traced with the information provided by the Computer Forensic experts and was arrested in Hanthana, Kandy last evening.

He said three more suspects have been identified in connection with the incident and they would be arrested in the near future.

Meanwhile, DIG Rohana said 42 suspects have been arrested during the last 24-hours for violating quarantine regulations such as not wearing face masks and not maintaining proper social distance.