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Facebook posting: Undergrad bailed

A university student, who was arrested over posting false news on Facebook, stating that President Maithripala Sirisena’s flight en route to China had crashed, was released on bail by Colombo Chief Magistrate Lanka Jayarathne yesterday.

The student was released on a surety of Rs.100,000.

The suspect student was identified as Sanka Pramod Ariyawansa, a resident of Piliyandala and a student of the Sri Jayewardenepura University.

According to the B-report filed by Criminal Investigations Department, the complaint had been lodged by the New Media Unit of the Presidential Secretariat.

The Magistrate fixed further inquiries for June 25.





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