Written by Chathuranga Hapuarachchi
14 May, 2020 | 10:59 am
The Criminal Investigations Department has launched a special investigation on the spread of a fake letter on social media, with the official letterhead of the President’s Media Division.
The letter claiming that the Government has decided to grant a salary allowance for Sri Lankans overseas, to ease their financial difficulties caused in line with the COVID-19 pandemic, went viral on social media.
The letter also contained a request for bank details of Sri Lankans overseas.
The President’s Media Division in its official Twitter handle said the letter was fake.
A political group is behind this act of spreading the particular fake letter to Social Media users, the tweet further added.
CID is already conducting a special investigation regarding this, Police said.
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