Strict action against false information and rumour mongers

Strict action against false information and rumour mongers

Written by Staff Writer

24 May, 2019 | 10:11 pm

Colombo (News 1st): Police spokesperson SP Ruwan Gunasekara said that a 32-year-old man was arrested today (May 24) over the discovery of a parcel containing hand grenades from a school in Baduraliya.

Sri Lanka Police said the discovery was the result of an act of sabotage committed by a certain group. Twelve old hand-grenades were discovered from the Hedigilla Dickhena Primary School in Mathugama last night (May 23) by a person who was on night-watch, as part of the schools’ security program.

Security Forces today used the Police K9 Unit to locate the persons responsible for placing the parcel at the school premises.

Following a preliminary investigation, upon the orders of the Matugama Magistrate’s Court security forces decided to diffuse the hand-grenades.

Speaking on this matter Police media spokesperson SP Ruwan Gunasekara had this to say;

“It is very clear that at a time when national security has been established, a group who want to persue their narrow goals and create fear among the people of the country have left these hand grenades close to this school. We are receiving information from the residents of the area on the person who carried out this shameful act. We will take steps to arrest this individual. Do not be intimidated by these. We also request everyone to unite to defeat these opportunists.”

The fact that strict action will be taken against this type of action was highlighted continuously by the Police and security forces.

DIG Attorney-at-Law Ajith Rohana said two CID teams were appointed yesterday to investigate the spread of false rumours which have no basis.

He said, if people are trying to play around with national security on social media, those arrested will be denied bail and will be remanded for at least three months and if convicted will have to serve around 07 years in prison.

He requested all communities in the country to refrain from using social media to spread false information and rumours.

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