A 19-year-old Choon Paan seller arrested for allegedly uploading and sharing a threatening Facebook post on President Ranil Wickremesinghe was yesterday ordered to be remanded till September 8after being produced before the Colombo Chief Magistrate’s Court.
The suspect, a resident of Eppawala, was arrested by the CID on suspicion ahead of the President’s scheduled visit to the Thambuttegama and Eppawala areas on September 7. The CID submitted to court that they were investigating to ascertain whether there was any connection between this incident and fleeing an army soldier residing in Eppawala with a T-56 weapon from a Kilinochchi Army Camp.
The suspect allegedly uploaded a Facebook post regarding the possibility of finding a sniper ahead of the president’s scheduled visit to the Eppawala area on September 7.