Sri Lanka mulling legal action against websites spreading false anti-government news

Oct 24, Colombo: The Secretary of Sri Lanka Ministry of Media and Information has sought consultation from the Attorney General’s Department regarding the actions to be initiated against the websites that propagate false news and views against the country and the President.

W.B. Ganegala, the Secretary of the Ministry of Media and Information told a local radio channel that certain websites had spread false news and views against the country and the President during the past period.

Some had even insulted the President, the official said.

Meanwhile, a pro-opposition website called Lanka-e-News says it has been blocked to the viewers in Sri Lanka. However, the authorities have not officially admitted that the website has been blocked.

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