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Educational administrator remanded for uploading fake news

An administrator attached to a private educational institution in Malabe was remanded till April 1 by Colombo Fort Magistrate Ranga Dissanayake for allegedly uploading fake news about the coronavirus on Facebook. The Criminal Investigations Department (CID) had arrested the suspect Ishan Manujapriya, 44, for uploading false and malicious news on Covid-19 via his Facebook account.
Police alleged that the suspect had uploaded a fake news insisting that approximately 10 people have died owing to Coronavirus in Sri Lanka. 
Producing the suspect before Court, the CID alleged that the suspect had committed a punishable offence which comes under section six of the Computer Crimes Act and Penal Code.  Taking into consideration the seriousness of the offence at this juncture, the Fort Magistrate ordered to remand the suspect remanded till April 1.

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