State Minister of Finance Eran Wickramaratne yesterday said the government would not vacillate to take severe actions against those who are engaged in posting fake news, thus they would become a risk to national security.
He also informed the public not to be misinformed with fake news regarding the terror attacks, because the national security had become number one after the massive loss of lives.
He stated these views speaking the local and foreign heads of banks at the Finance Ministry.
We should uphold the communal accord at all costs and should not allow extremism in any form to rise its head. We cannot let terrorists to rift our nation and communities, added the minister.