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Time to lift ban on social media: Australia

2018-03-12 17:02:42
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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 17:09

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

    Reply : 46       49

    Mohan Monday, 12 March 2018 18:25

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

    Reply : 7       46

    Common sense Tuesday, 13 March 2018 08:25

    It is really a VOCAL media!!!

    Reply : 0       2

    srilankan Monday, 12 March 2018 17:16

    poor soul must be waiting to call home

    Reply : 43       55

    AMW Monday, 12 March 2018 18:00

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

    Reply : 128       44

    Singha Monday, 12 March 2018 19:30

    Please don't make any jokes here Mr. AMW

    Reply : 7       68

    Prakash Monday, 12 March 2018 20:34

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

    Reply : 13       53

    Kalubanda Monday, 12 March 2018 21:00

    Relax

    Reply : 3       19

    John Monday, 12 March 2018 21:33

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

    Reply : 6       55

    Silva Monday, 12 March 2018 21:40

    AMW, are you some kind of idiot!?

    Reply : 5       76

    Dee Monday, 12 March 2018 21:06

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

    Reply : 66       10

    saliya Tuesday, 13 March 2018 15:34

    what is the relevance of this comment?

    Reply : 2       2

    Sincere Monday, 12 March 2018 21:11

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

    Reply : 5       38

    GH Monday, 12 March 2018 21:59

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

    Reply : 71       27

    Ashan Monday, 12 March 2018 22:04

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

    Reply : 59       22

    Ravi Tuesday, 13 March 2018 08:30

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

    Reply : 16       6

    Wiren Tuesday, 13 March 2018 11:00

    Is it any of his business anyway?

    Reply : 11       7

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