Social Media Blocked in Sri Lanka

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Social Media Block in Sri Lanaka
Social Media Block in Sri Lanaka

Update – Sri Lanka government for the fourth time blocked Social Media platforms. The block include Facebook, Facebook Messenger, Twitter, WhatsApp, YouTube, Snapchat, Twitter Periscope, Google Video, TikTok , Viber, Telegram and Instagram. Earlier block reported during Digana – Kandy riots, Easter Sunday Attacks, Negombo and Minuwangoda clashes. The Twitter disruption is the 2nd such nationwide censorship. The temporarily block might stop sharing information among protesters as most of protests are planning via Social Media Chat Groups. Users complain they cant access to above social media platforms directly. Users are accessing social media sites via VPNs.

Government reportedly blocked several Social Media including Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp, YouTube TikTok , Telegram and Instagram in Sri Lanka. Users complain they cant access to above social media platforms directly. Users are accessing social media sites via VPNs.

The social media blocked came after citizens are planning to launch massive protests island wide on April 3 Sunday despite curfew against the government.

Meanwhile, Sri Lanka’s president declared a state of emergency giving sweeping powers to security forces a day before the possible series of protests.

Gazette issued by President prohibiting anyone from being on any public road, park, recreation or other grounds, railways, seashore etc till 04 April, unless with written permission granted by authorized officers.

” WHEREAS, I consider that it is necessary to maintain public order in the areas specified in the Schedule hereto, I, Gotabaya Rajapaksa, President, by virtue of the powers vested in me under Section 16 of the Public Security Ordinance (Chapter 40) do by this Order direct that no person shall be on any public road, railway, public park, public recreation ground or other public ground or the seashore in such areas, from 18.00 hour of April 02nd, 2022 to 06.00 hour of April 04th, 2022, except under the authority of a written permit granted by Secretary, Ministry of Defence or Secretary, Ministry of Public Security or Inspector-General of Police or any officer authorized by them”

Sri Lanka imposed islandwide curfew till April 4th as thousands of citizens are planning to launch protests island wide on April 3 Sunday against the government.

Sri Lanka government for the fourth time blocked Social Media platforms. The block include Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp, YouTube TikTok , Telegram and Instagram. Earlier block reported during Digana – Kandy riots, Easter Sunday Attacks, Negombo and Minuwangoda clashes. The Twitter disruption is the 2nd such nationwide censorship. The temporarily block might stop sharing information among protesters as most of protests are planning via Social Media Chat Groups. Users complain they cant access to above social media platforms directly. Users are accessing social media sites via VPNs.

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