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Angry Facebooker accused of posting ‘threatening content’ against President remanded

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Colombo (LNW): A 19-year old youth who had allegedly posted a ‘threatening content’ on Facebook against President Ranil Wickremesinghe has been arrested by the Criminal Investigation Department (CID).

The suspect’s Facebook post in question allegedly requests the public to provide him a sniper ahead of the Sri Lankan President’s scheduled visit to Eppawala on September 07.

Court investigations are currently underway to ascertain whether there is any connection between the post and the incident where an Army solider residing in Eppawala fled with a T-56 weapon from the Kilinochchi Army Camp.

The 19-year old suspect, a resident of Mediyawa in Eppawala who serves as a mobile bakery goods seller, has been remanded till September 08, as per the order of the Colombo Chief Magistrate Court.

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