A 36-year-old has been arrested for editing and posting a photograph from a foreign country, as purportedly from the Kalubowila Teaching Hospital on social media, of bodies of COVID-19 patients having gathered.
Police said the resident of Nugegoda, was arrested by the Police Cyber Investigation Division yesterday.
He was produced before the Colombo Chief Magistrate’s Court and was released on a Rs.100,000 surety bail.
The suspect was ordered to appear in Court on the 16th of December. Charges will be filed against the suspect under provisions of the Quarantine Ordinance, the Penal Code and the Computer Crimes Act.