The Online Safety Bill which was gazetted last night is a draconian piece of legislation that will drive international IT giants such as Facebook, Google and Instagram away from Sri Lanka, SJB MP Harsha de Silva informed the House today.
“As per this gazette, the President is to appoint a commission to determine what is the truth and what is not the truth. This violates the freedom of speech and freedom of thought. You will never get investors if this law is enacted and implemented,” the MP said.
“Do you think companies such as Google, Facebook or Instagram will welcome this law?" the MP questioned. (Yohan Perera and Ajith Siriwardana)