Ex-soldier arrested

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A former Army soldier who used Facebook to threaten Army and Police officers was arrested and will be produced before Court today (13).

The Nittambuwa Police detained a local named Kuruppu after he wrote a Facebook post indirectly influencing the mobs to damage the homes of Armed Forces and Police officers.

The Sri Lanka Army said that he was expelled from the Army on 29 January, 2020, for misconduct while serving as a Lieutenant.

Amidst unrest in the country, he had posted a message on his Facebook account requesting that they pay attention to the homes of officers from the three forces and the Police.

After surrendering to the Nittambuwa Police, the suspect was arrested. Police in Nittambuwa are conducting investigations.