Sri Lanka topped the list of having searched for the word ‘sex’ in 2013, while India followed at the second spot, Google reported.
According to statistics issued by Google, Sri Lanka came first for the third consecutive year since 2011 in the internet ‘sex’ search category.
When it came to the breakdown of data by cities, Nugegoda, Homagama and Colombo topped the list of people Googling the term ‘sex’ in 2013 in the Western Province, while Kandy and Galle came first in their respective provinces.
According to Google Trends, the search for the term peaked in Sri Lanka during the week April 14-20, 2013, even as the partial data for December 08-14, 2013 showed it as second-highest week during which the term was Googled in 2013.
According to the list of sex-searching countries India, Timor, Ethiopia and Bangladesh moved from second place to fifth place.
Meanwhile, Director General of the Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (TRC) Anusha Pelpita said about 1,500 pornographic web sites had been blocked during the past three years.
“Issues arise when underage children searched for this kind of sites. The Education Ministry also has a responsibility to discipline children,” he said.
“This issue could not be stopped by only blocking sites,” he said adding that future steps would be taken to stop children from searching for ‘sex’ on the internet.(DS)