The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) will launch a criminal investigation into the fake news published by Divaina newspaper on 23rd May, Police Spokesperson SP Ruwan Gunasekara said.
The article in question said a doctor connected with National Thaweed Jamaath had sterilized 4,000 women after performing cesarean operations on them. It also said a special police team has been set up to arrest the doctor mentioned in the article.
No such information has been received, the Police Spokesperson said, adding that Acting IGP Chandana Wickramaratne has ordered the CID to launch an investigation into the aforesaid newspaper article.
He went on to emphasize that the writer of the article and Divaina newspaper must accept the responsibility for the article.