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Two arrested in Vavuniya for social media post mocking police bribery

Two youths were arrested yesterday over a post on social media mocking the rampant bribery by Sri Lankan police.

The two youths, aged 23, posted photos of themselves offering bribes to life size cut outs of traffic police officers along the Puttalam-Colombo road. 

The youths were arrested on charges of damaging public property and humiliating the police. 

Social media users have criticised the arrest however, questioning why the youths were targetted when Sri Lankan MPs were not prosecuted for throwing chilli powder towards officers.