Facebook, Whatsapp, YouTube etc, blocked in Sri Lanka

Facebook, Whatsapp, YouTube etc, blocked in Sri Lanka

Facebook, Whatsapp, YouTube etc, blocked in Sri Lanka

Written by Zulfick Farzan

03 Apr, 2022 | 9:10 am

COLOMBO (News 1st); Sri Lanka has blocked access to Social Media following a request by the Ministry of Defense. This was confirmed by the Secretary to the Ministry of Technology.

The move comes after the government decided to impose an nation-wide curfew that came into effect from 6 PM on Saturday (2) to 6 AM on Monday (4).

Nation-wide Protests :

Nation-wide ‘Peoples Protests’, were planned for Sunday (3), most publicly affirming zero political affiliation. The protests were mostly organized via social media platforms, and comes after a large protest at the President’s private residence in the outskirts of Colombo on the 31st of March.

Social Media Activist detained :

Social Media Activist Thisara Anurudhdha Bandara was arrested on Saturday (2) for allegedly creating panic among the public via social media.

Very late at night, court granted bail to Bandara.

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