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Fake news that the veteran singer Dalreen Suby has passed away contracting COVID-19

Several posts with a photo of Dalreen Suby are circulating on social media reading, "Dalreen Suby, who died of COVID-19 infection, may attain Nibbana,!" Corinne...

The news circulating as a statement made by Prof. Neelika Malavige is misleading

A headline reading, "There is no reason to close schools anymore...! Schools should be reopened immediately...!", is posted on the web recently. It is...

False news circulating that those between the ages of 18 – 30 will be vaccinated on Saturday

A message is shared on social media reading,  “Please share this information with your friends and encourage them to get vaccinated, Vaccination for 18-30-year-olds, The government has...

Misleading news that the popular singer, Athula Adhikari is under treatment

A post created with a photograph of the famous singer Athula Adhikari is circulating on social media reading, “Get well soon, Athula Adhikari!.” Technical investigation...

A fake photo said to be a photo of Mr. Ajith Rohana

"The Deputy Inspector General of Police Ajith Rohana, we wish you a speedy recovery." A photo that is created to wish a speedy recovery...

Fake WhatsApp message circulating as news published on the ‘NewsWire’ news website

A message went viral via WhatsApp using the name of one of the leading news websites in Sri Lanka, ‘NewsWire’. The message read as...

A fake news in circulation stating that Mr. Mangala Samaraweera passed away due to Covid-19

News circulating on social media stating that “Minister Mangala Samaraweera who was hospitalized due to coronavirus has passed away. May he rest in peace!” ...

Fake statement said to be made by Sunil Handunnetti reading “The root cause for the famous football player’s transfer to another sports club revealed”,...

News created using Mr. Sunil Handunnetti's name is circulating on social media reading, “The root cause for the famous football player's transfer to another...

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Can the police be contacted by entering the ATM pin backwards during an emergency?

"If you ever face a situation where you are threatened to enter your password while at an ATM, enter...
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Fake warning about an ISIS WhatsApp group chat

''Beware, There is a WhatsApp group called Interschool. Do not join if invited. This is part of the organization (ISIS)....

A misleading photo of Kenyans stating that they are setting fire to their Parliament.

  A photo with the caption reading, “Kenyans set fire to the parliament of their country" is circulating on social...

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Fake warning about an ISIS WhatsApp group chat

''Beware, There is a WhatsApp group called Interschool. Do not...