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Laws are being made to impose severe punishments against false campaigns according to Mrs. Talatha Athukorale, Minister of Justice and Prison Reforms..

She said recently there was a post on Facebook with some school children in Ratnapura in helmets and already she has asked to conduct an investigation for this.

There was another post on Facebook in Diyawanna in Kaltota where people were seen crossing a river with the assistance of a wire. The post stated there are no bridges in the area but there are four bridges in the area according to the Minister. Some people are posting such false posts to defame the government.

With political motivation in their heads some people are continuing to campaign with false messages. They misuse this media freedom granted by the government.

Shanika Madhavi

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