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On-line Falsehood and Manipulation Bill to control publishing of false information on social media will be introduced soon, Minister of Justice Ali Sabri told Parliament yesterday.

The Minister said preparing a Cabinet paper to this effect was reaching its final stages.

“We will only control falsehood but would not suppress the right of expression. The proposed legislation will be implemented following the request made to introduce certain mechanism to control such menace in the social media,” he added.

The Minister also said that a balanced Prevention of Terrorism Act will be introduced in order to ensure country’s security without suppressing the rights of the people.(Yohan Perera and Ajith Siriwardana)

  Comments - 6

  • Kikazaru Friday, 22 October 2021 11:42 AM

    In that case start with religions.

    Atheïst Friday, 22 October 2021 11:56 AM

    Completely agree with you.

    Pramod Friday, 22 October 2021 11:50 AM

    This proves that Sri Lankans are living in a fools paradise.

    Kamala Gunarathna Saturday, 23 October 2021 11:52 AM

    Yes, this minister who comes from the list has to act as per his big Boss plan. It's time to think to people of Sri Lanka the mistake we have done cannot reverse .Actually what they try to establish dectarship government.

    Mohan Saturday, 23 October 2021 12:00 PM

    Your government came to power on falsehood! You won’t even know how to deal with that !

    Kumar Saturday, 23 October 2021 08:24 PM

    If this law existed in the US. hundreds of thousands wood be in prison.

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