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Mar 13, 2018

Govt. lays down conditions to lift social media ban Featured

The government will lift the ban on social media if facebook agrees with the conditions such as removal of pages harmful to Sri Lanka’s national security and provoke racism, says telecommunications minister Harin Fernando.

He says discussions are ongoing with Facebook Institute and expects a positive outcome.

Fernando also says the government does not find this to be a political matter, but stresses that national security should not be compromised or racism allowed to be provoked.

He adds the president has empowered his ministry and the TRC to hold discussions on controlling the social media, according to ‘Lankadeepa’.

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