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Facebook ban lifted in Sri Lanka

President Maithripala Sirisena has instructed the Telecommunications Regulatory Commission of Sri Lanka (TRCSL) to lift the temporary restrictions imposed on social media website Facebook, with immediate effect. “On my instructions, my secretary has discussed with officials of Facebook, who have agreed that its platform will not be used for spreading …

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Govt lifts ban on another social media platform

The Telecommunications Regulatory Commission of Sri Lanka (TCRCSL) said that restrictions on WhatsApp messenger service would be lifted with effect from midnight yesterday.   TRCSL Media Manager Kapila Gamage said that TRCSL members had also discussed the lifting of blanket restrictions on Messenger and Facebook yesterday evening and an announcement …

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President’s Secretary and FB reps to meet today

The President’s Secretary Austin Fernando and representatives of Facebook will meet at the Presidential Secretariat today, to work out a method to ensure necessary protection and surveillance, and to lift the temporary restriction on access to the Facebook site, the Presidential Secretariat said. Issuing a statement, the Presidential Secretariat said …

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Social media ban to be lifted by Friday – Harin

The restrictions imposed on accessing social media and messaging platforms will most likely be lifted by this Friday (March 16), Minister Harin Fernando said. The Minister of Telecommunications, Digital Infrastructure and Foreign Employment,  said that a discussion will be held today (13) with relevant parties regarding the matter. The government …

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Media restriction to lift shortly

The fate of the current restrictions on social media platforms would be decided in the next two days, minister of Digital Infrastructure, Harin Fernanado told The Island.   “I can’t really give you a word on this because the Telecommunications Regulatory Commission of Sri Lanka (TRCSL) is under President Maithripala …

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Social media blockade in Sri Lanka ends today

State Minister of National Policies and Economic Affairs Dr. Harsha De Silva said in parliament yesterday that the access for social media platforms was restricted only for 72 hours and the access to the social networking sites would be restored by Saturday. The government had to block the social media …

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Social media being filtered: TRCSL

The social media in the country is now being filtered as requested by the Defence Ministry so as to prevent transmitting fake news or rumours that instill a fear psychosis or a threat to communal harmony,the Telecommunications Regulatory Commission of Sri Lanka (TRCSL) said. It is said that  users across …

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Defence Secretary opens new Cyber Operations Centre at AFHQ

Ministry of Defence Cyber Operations Centre at Air Force Headquarters was opened by Defence Secretary Kapila Waidyaratne tlast weekon the invitation of Air Force Commander, Air Marshal Kapila Jayampathy.   The visiting Secretary Defence was welcomed to the new Cyber Operations Centre by the Chief Information Technology Officer of the …

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e-Government system for local governments

The e-Local Government system was launched today with the objective of making local government bodies efficient. The facility implemented under the Ministry of Local Government and Provincial Councils and Ministry of Telecommunication and Digital Infrastructure as a joint effort enables the public to make all the payments to the local …

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