Restrictions on Whatsapp to be lifted at midnight

Restrictions on Whatsapp to be lifted at midnight

Restrictions on Whatsapp to be lifted at midnight

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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