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Desist from fake propaganda activities, warns Defence Ministry

The Ministry of Defence Media Centre in a release issued on Saturday, under the signature of Military Spokesman Brigadier Sumith Atapattu appealed to the general public to desist from propaganda activities that could incite communal sentiments and mislead the Security Forces, now engaged in security operations.

Brigadier Atapattu in his statement noted, “Publication of false and misleading stories, images and information and conduct of media provocations by various interested sections/individuals/organizations that could incite/lead to communal passions and disunity among ethnic groups is liable for prosecution under Emergency Regulations, now in force.

Likewise, those propagating rumours or inaccurate information or those/organizations trying to mislead the Security Forces by using different media networks or by publishing different literature are also held liable for prosecution under the Emergency Regulations. In view of current security concerns, all sections of the public are therefore warned to desist from engaging in any activity that could provoke sensitive religious or communal sentiments.” 

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