Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Now Minister Of Telecommunications And Digital Infrastructure Says The Temporary Blockage Of Social Media Sites And Apps Most Probably Lifted By This Friday

The  Minister Of Telecommunications,Digital Infrastructure and Foreign Employment Harin Fernando has said today(13) that the temporary blockage of Social Media Sites and Apps imposed by the Government since last Wednesday (07) most probably be lifted by this Friday(16).
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A group of representatives attached to the Facebook Company is due to arrive in Colombo this Thursday (15) and after discussing the issue with them Government will be able to lift the blockage by Friday according to the Minister.

The Minister has earlier stated that the temporary blockage of Social Media Sites and Apps will be lifted after the Facebook Company remove the Social Media Site Pages which posted Posts and Comments on racism and hate to damage harmony among communities in Sri Lanka and threat to the National Security.

However some politicians have  stated yesterday (12) that the Facebook Company had requested more time to  remove those pages as the Company is not having workers who understand Sinhalese language .

Security Forces have already informed the government that due to the Temporary blockage of Social Media Sites and Apps the violence that erupted in Kandy had stopped and the areas with violence back to normalcy.
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