A state official arrested for publishing fake news on forest destruction on Face Book

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Police Spokesman DIG Ajith Rohana said the Criminal Investigations Department took into custody an Assistant Commissioner of Land Settlements in Kotmale for spreading false news on Facebook. He said the suspect, a 42-year-old resident of Gelioya posted various fake photographs related to deforestation. However, the CID has revealed that the photographs were taken during a private land clearing.

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