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* Temporary ban on social media platforms lifted
Mon, May 6, 2019, 09:55 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

May 06, Colombo: The temporary ban imposed on social media platforms such as Facebook, WhatsApp, Viber, YouTube and Instagram has been lifted, the Government Information Department said.

The government temporarily blocked social media platforms as a short term measure to prevent the spread of false information following a tense situation erupted in Negombo on Sunday.

The relevant authorities said the decision was taken to protect the country and the public.

 

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