Organised crime hoax spreads online in crisis-hit Sri Lanka

Published on 23/09/2022 at 13:41

A message has been repeatedly shared on Facebook and WhatsApp in crisis-hit Sri Lanka warning that an organised crime gang is using children to lure victims for organ harvesting and theft. But the warning is a hoax, according to the Sri Lankan police force and the government's Home Affairs Ministry. The purported message was credited to the "Ministry of the Interior Affairs" which does not exist.