Government official arrested for spreading false information on social media

Government official arrested for spreading false information on social media

A 42-year-old Government Official employed in Kotmale has been arrested by the CID for spreading false information on social media, Police Media Spokesperson said.

The suspect had uploaded fake photographs to a Facebook account stating that public forests on the island are being cleared out.

He is currently under CID custody and is due to be produced before the Colombo Chief Magistrate’s Court today (22).