Sri Lanka introduce the laws to regulate social media.


President Ranil Wickremesinghe says that the government is working to introduce an Act similar to the telecommunication and social media Act currently in Singapore to regulate social media platforms including YouTube and Facebook.

The president made this observation during his discussion held yesterday with newspaper editors and news directors of electronic media at the presidential Secretariat in Colombo.

Responding to a question about the programs being followed by the government regarding the activities of certain social media activists the President stated that although there are laws in Sri Lanka for newspaper and electronic media there is no such legal framework for the regulation of social media in the country.

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