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Mechanism should be introduced to regulate or ban social media like in China: Nimal Siripala

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A mechanism should be introduced to regulate or ban social media claiming that they have been the major cause for child abuses, Labour Minister Nimal Siripala De Silva said.

The Minister told Parliament that Sri Lanka had no proper laws to regulate social media which should be responsible for child abuses.

"Facebook, websites and other social media should be 90 percent responsible for the cases of child abuses. There are no laws in the country to regulate or ban social media. I have repeatedly brought this matter in the Cabinet," he said.

Speaking during the adjournment debate yesterday, he said no social media was operating in China.(Ajith Siriwardana and Yohan Perera)


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  • vithura Thursday, 05 August 2021 02:57 PM

    Your intentions to make this an autocratic country is plain and clear to all!!

    truth matter Thursday, 05 August 2021 03:19 PM

    Like china robe people of their democratic freedom. Now people can not talk and can not write freely and you will make 22 million people as slaves as Pharaoh of Egypt did. Day by day Sri Lanka is going down. So sad to see. Now, teachers will migrate in thousands

    RoaringCreek Thursday, 05 August 2021 03:23 PM

    So we are already a part of China?

    Lion Thursday, 05 August 2021 03:25 PM

    This is good. They must not allow the people to tarnish the image of the country on the social media platforms.

    Sambo Friday, 06 August 2021 10:01 AM

    The image of the country is already tarnished by our so called politicians and there is nothing remained to be tarnished.

    RoaringCreek Thursday, 05 August 2021 03:27 PM

    As per Sri Lanka constitution we have to right of expression. In the past we had black spells when the main steam print and radio was state controlled. That age is gone. You are not worried about child abuse, you are only worried of the criticism of the government in the state media.

    Nadi Karunaratne Thursday, 05 August 2021 03:28 PM

    Of course you want to control the flow of information and avoid criticism. You have so much to hide and so much to be ashamed of. We don't want a dictatorship.

    AIA Thursday, 05 August 2021 03:30 PM

    How ignorant you are .China has its own social media versions such as we chat , imo etc

    A Ahamed Thursday, 05 August 2021 03:33 PM

    Yes Sir, as part of China, we should implement the same.

    prabath uduwella Thursday, 05 August 2021 03:35 PM

    Pissek

    Buddhist Thursday, 05 August 2021 03:36 PM

    Gonpala should go and live in China.

    Be Fair Thursday, 05 August 2021 04:01 PM

    Hello..priority should be to sort out COVID by Medical means and not by Social Media Restrictions

    Ashan B Thursday, 05 August 2021 04:05 PM

    Mechanisms should be taken to get you an alarm clock in parliament.

    Lumbini Thursday, 05 August 2021 04:13 PM

    probably just woke up.

    Lanka Shantha Thursday, 05 August 2021 04:46 PM

    We are Democratic Country like USA. If USA block Social Media then we too must follow suit. Don't follow Communist China as Idol.

    BilBoy Thursday, 05 August 2021 04:57 PM

    Did you suddenly wake up from a nightmare ?

    Ganesh Thursday, 05 August 2021 04:58 PM

    This is what happens when imbeciles are voted in. Old fart should retire and go to sleep forever!

    Antany Thursday, 05 August 2021 05:10 PM

    China has its own social media but not the western based social media. Obviously, the minister is not wise enough to understand in detail.

    Priyan77 Thursday, 05 August 2021 05:39 PM

    Social Media is the most powerful media against corrupted politicians. So they try to control. TRY IF YOU CAN ?

    Mike Revere Thursday, 05 August 2021 05:43 PM

    If NS gets caught in China like he got caught in health ministry with his pants down many years ago, he could lose some body parts.

    ala Thursday, 05 August 2021 05:45 PM

    What an idiot. He's sleeping while on duty , so should everyone do so?

    Lawry Thursday, 05 August 2021 06:06 PM

    The newspapers also wrote secrets about you those days

    Samson Thursday, 05 August 2021 06:18 PM

    Part of a dictatorial system.

    Pinpong Banda Thursday, 05 August 2021 06:27 PM

    God idea! Follow China very soon; NOT only social media, but all!!

    labba bahalada Thursday, 05 August 2021 06:39 PM

    Does this clown knows what he is speaking?

    citizen Friday, 06 August 2021 09:54 AM

    Good morning sir! Just woke up.Stay at home and let the people who can run the country do it.


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