Social Media personnel unite for Facebook


The government has not decided whether the block on social media should be lifted, though the ban has been in place oover the last 7 days.

Meanwhile social media collectives convened in Colombo today to take action against the block, stating that the government should take a definitive decision immediately

Meanwhile  free media movement also expressed their protest against the block.

The telecommunication and regulatory commission blocked social media sites last Wednesday following the kandy riots.

The decision to block social media was taken after various posts were uploaded inciting disharmony amongst communities.

A government minister stated yesterday that the block would not be lifted until a written pledge is issued by the Facebook Company agreeing to have all posts inciting violence and disunity removed.

Jathika Hela Urumaya states that it is high time the government lift the social media blockage.

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