Social Media restriction in Sri Lanka

Currently in Sri Lanka, there is a restriction against leading social media applications such as Facebook, WhatsApp, Viber, Instagram etc. That does not mean the use of such services are illegal with in the country. There is no law to support it. This is not a ban, but just a restriction temporary imposed by the ISPs based on a request made by the government to control the tens situation arose within the country in last week.

Even though the direct access is restricted, it is possible to access these services through Proxy Servers and VPN (Virtual Private Network) applications. There are some false information, being circulated that the use of either social media services or VPN applications are illegal. There is no ground for such misleading information.

No action can be taken against anyone as long as the services are used in the right manner. Use indirect methods to access these services and use them but do not get involved in spreading racism.

At this moment, it is reported that access of some VPN services are also restricted. But there are plenty of VPN services out there which can be used for the purpose.

Do raise your voice against this restriction !!

Do use social media services responsibly !!

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