Police arrested a person for attempting to post around 600 pamphlets containing defamatory comments about the President.

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Fort Police yesterday arrested a person said to be closely associated with a minister and two ministry employees for attempting to post around 600 pamphlets containing defamatory comments about the President.

It was to be posted to temples around the country by the trio. Police also seized a vehicle belonging to the ministry in connection with the incident. Three persons had been arrested by the Police on a tip-off at the Central Mail Exchange in Colombo when they were about to hand over the letters to be mailed.

Fort Police OIC Sagara Liyanage said the pamphlet with a heading ‘A special revelation’, says the President had prior knowledge about the Easter Sunday attacks.

A person running an advertising company who was arrested by the police has claimed responsibility for this, Police said.

The arrested persons are to be produced in court today.

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