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By Jamila Najmuddin

The Police Women and Children’s Bureau held discussions with the Telecommunications Regulatory Commission (TRC), senior officials from the IT faculty of the Colombo University and the Magistrate of the Bambalapitiya Juvenile Court today in a bid to ban pornography on mobile phones after President Mahinda Rajapakse sought for a report against child abuse, sources said.

President Rajapakse on Monday publicly announced that he had sought a report from the police against child abuse and also warned that all forms of abuse against children will be severely dealt with.

The President added that he had also brought to the notice of the Cabinet several complaints he had personally received and added that all efforts would be made to prevent acts of child abuse in the country.

The police are seeking a court order to ban pornography on mobile phones and have sought the support of the TRC and IT seniors after they noted an increase in the number of abuse and rape cases due to pornographic websites being freely accessible on mobile phones.

Within the past few months, the police say they have noted an increase in reports of minors with access to porn material on their hand sets.

Mobile phone operators had last month readily agreed to assist the police in cracking down on pornographic material on cellular hand sets. 

Together with the mobile operators, the police aim at eradicating pornographic material on mobile phones. (Daily Mirror online)
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  • pissu poosa Wednesday, 28 July 2010 10:50 AM

    another rule for the book of rules .. is it practical.. who is going to check everybody's mobiles for porn.. police ?

    Siri Wednesday, 28 July 2010 11:00 AM

    Ban Mini Skirts??? Hahahahaha.... Yes, lets make this the middle east....

    Practical Wednesday, 28 July 2010 11:11 AM

    Cops raping the public, police accused of murdering students, all those in power having a ball of a time ... yes, and excellent example of a disciplined society!

    Practical Wednesday, 28 July 2010 11:14 AM

    oh well ... I will have to get back to watching women bathing at road side taps and wells and rivers again :(

    Michelle Tuesday, 03 August 2010 11:42 AM

    Furthermore I think prostitution should be made legal too!

    bugger Wednesday, 28 July 2010 07:57 AM

    Good, and good luck.If there is a will ,there is a way.

    salman Wednesday, 28 July 2010 07:59 AM

    very good move.. not only via mobile please ban the access to any internet pornography website via other devices also,

    Babanis Wednesday, 28 July 2010 01:37 PM

    Good suggestion. Bring in the rule of the jungle!

    User Wednesday, 28 July 2010 08:05 AM

    thats a good move...

    valli Wednesday, 28 July 2010 02:16 PM

    I guess we have to ban rape before ban porn. Rape charges against minorities where criminals are Sri Lankan forces or government servants never investigated.

    Sirisena Thursday, 29 July 2010 04:55 AM

    What's wrong with mini-skirts?

    Shiva Wednesday, 28 July 2010 04:02 PM

    Nothing to do with country or continent as long as rape goes down....If yes.....then obviously it should be implemented...

    Bakamoona Thursday, 29 July 2010 05:31 AM

    Good move. Make Sigiriya adults only, too. This was porn during Kashyapa's time. He was a playboy.

    Kalu Malli Wednesday, 28 July 2010 09:33 AM

    good move...

    Mohamed Wednesday, 28 July 2010 09:52 AM

    Good move, it is a privilege for everyone to live in a much disciplined society.
    “Bravo Excellency the President” ....

    Alipola Wednesday, 28 July 2010 10:10 AM

    only way to reduce rapes. We should also seriously consider banning mini skirts. Over to you Champika!

    Rumesh Wednesday, 28 July 2010 10:13 AM

    Still some foreign sites are accessible.. like the bugger said, if there is a will there is a way..


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