Mar 12, 2018

Student remanded for spreading fake news on social media

The student who was arrested on charges of spreading false information through social media with the aim of creating racial tensions during the period declared a state of emergency, was ordered to be remanded until March 26 by the Colombo Chief magistrate Lal Bandara today (12).

The lawyers appearing on behalf of the student had appealed for bail for the student, but the judge had denied bail stating that the courts cannot grant bail for his crime.