President Gotabaya Rajapaksa and visiting Law and Home Affairs Minister of Singapore Kasiviswanathan Shanmugam have discussed regional concerns especially to combat terrorism, cybersecurity, curbing extremism and improving intelligence services, the Presidential Secretariat said.
The Singapore Minister who was on a three-day official visit called on the President at the Presidential Secretariat yesterday where they also discussed threats from foreign influences and interference. The discussions had mainly centred on improving bilateral relations in areas of trade and investment.
They also discussed the new legislation introduced by Singapore to address hate speech, online disinformation and the Maintenance of Religious Harmony Act. The talks also focused on Social Media Intelligence models that businesses are increasingly relying on data management, which is crucial for business development, functioning and promotion. The new technologies which Singapore is currently exploring in terms of Irrefutable Identification that combines both fields of digital and biometric also came up at the discussions.
Minister Shanmugam left for the Katunayaka International Airport after taking part at a luncheon hosted by the President at the Presidential Secretariat. (Lahiru Pothmulla)