Written by Nathasha De Alwis
14 Mar, 2018 | 8:37 pm
COLOMBO (News 1st) – President Maithripala Sirisena has issued instructions to lift the restrictions imposed on Whatsapp from midnight tonight (March 14).
According to the President’s Media Division, the President, who is currently on a State visit to Japan, issued the instructions to the Secretary to the President, Austin Fernando after evaluating the security situation in the country.
The decision comes a day after restrictions imposed on Viber were lifted at midnight yesterday (March 13) on the instructions of the President.
On March 7th, the government took a decision to ban social media platforms including Facebook, Whatsapp and Viber in the wake of the unrest which broke out in Kandy.
However, a final decision is yet to be reached on relaxing the restrictions on Facebook.
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