Message exchanged about IS WhatsApp group is false, Police
Sun, Sep 26, 2021, 07:35 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.
Sept 26, Colombo: Sri Lanka security units assert that a message circulated on social media about a WhatsApp group related to Islamic State (IS) is a hoax.
The message exchanged through the WhatsApp social media network circulates a purported intelligence document about a WhatsApp group called “Inter School” related to Islamic State.
Accordingly, the security forces had carried out investigations regarding the message being exchanged it was confirmed to be false.
Sri Lanka Police has releasing a clarification on the purported intelligence document said while the letter is from the Director of the intelligence unit, the matters mentioned about the said WhatsApp group were based on unconfirmed information.
The Police said the disclosure of confidential documents by the intelligence services or leaked information is an offense punishable under the State Secrets Act as well as the dissemination of information through computers that could endanger public safety is a punishable offense under the Computer Crimes Act. Police also said that legal action will be taken against those who shared the intelligence document. Following is the clarification issued by the police;