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Time to lift ban on social media: Australia

12 March 2018 05:02 pm - 17     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


The Australian High Commissioner to Sri Lanka, Bryce Hutchesson today said it was time to lift the ban imposed on social media in the country.

“Time, overdue, to lift Sri Lanka’s blanket blocking of key social media platforms - a blunt instrument,” Mr. Hutchesson tweeted.

Earlier, US Ambassador Atul Keshap too expressed concern over the government restricting access to certain social media platforms.

However, Minister Harin Fernando said the ban would likely be lifted today. (Lahiru Pothmulla)

  Comments - 17

  • Nonis Monday, 12 March 2018 05:09 PM

    Mr. Bryce is deprived of login into his FB account Noh ..

    Mohan Monday, 12 March 2018 06:25 PM

    They must have internet through satellite connection at the embassy. Otherwise, how can he tweet?

    Common sense Tuesday, 13 March 2018 08:25 AM

    It is really a VOCAL media!!!

    srilankan Monday, 12 March 2018 05:16 PM

    poor soul must be waiting to call home

    AMW Monday, 12 March 2018 06:00 PM

    Who are you to Instruct our Elected Leaders ? Sri Lanka is not uder the British Monarch like yours.. Dont forget Hon. Mr. High Commissioner

    Singha Monday, 12 March 2018 07:30 PM

    Please don't make any jokes here Mr. AMW

    Prakash Monday, 12 March 2018 08:34 PM

    I agree with you.can anyone tell this to china.

    Kalubanda Monday, 12 March 2018 09:00 PM


    John Monday, 12 March 2018 09:33 PM

    Australia has not been under the British Monarch from before SL got independence.If you don't know the difference then you cannot comment.

    Silva Monday, 12 March 2018 09:40 PM

    AMW, are you some kind of idiot!?

    Dee Monday, 12 March 2018 09:06 PM

    Oh yes! And time to raise the LTTE terrorist organisations flag in Sydney .

    saliya Tuesday, 13 March 2018 03:34 PM

    what is the relevance of this comment?

    Sincere Monday, 12 March 2018 09:11 PM

    What an insult is this to the intelligence of our efficient Yahapaalana government.

    GH Monday, 12 March 2018 09:59 PM

    Social Media is a vital instrument of spreading Extremism, so permanent banning is a need of the day.

    Ashan Monday, 12 March 2018 10:04 PM

    I think the Australians who don't agree with our govt should ggo back to the hole they came from

    Ravi Tuesday, 13 March 2018 08:30 AM

    Sir. Please mind own your own business with out interfering our internal issues.

    Wiren Tuesday, 13 March 2018 11:00 AM

    Is it any of his business anyway?

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