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Easter Sunday attacks: Sri Lankan government lifts ban on social media

Easter Sunday attacks: Sri Lankan government lifts ban on social media

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 01 May 2019, 02:26 am

Colombo, May 1 (IBNS): The Sri Lankan government has lifted the ban on the social media which was imposed following the Easter Sunday blasts which had rocked the Island nation last week.

"President Maithripala Sirisena has informed the Telecommunications Regulatory Commission to lift the social media ban with immediate effect, which was imposed in the aftermath of the Easter Sunday terror attacks, issuing a press release, the Department of Government Information announced today," posted news.lk.

The Sri Lankan government said the ban was imposed on Facebook, WhatsApp, Viber and YouTube taking into consideration the security concerns which remained high after the carnage carried out by  terrorists.

"However, the general public is urged to be responsible when sharing information via social media," the government said in a statement.

At least 253 people were killed in eight bkasts that rocked Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday.

The Islamic State took responsibility for the blasts.