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Browsing by Author "Social media has made its way into almost every area of human life. Social media is a form of electronic communication through which users create online communities to share information, ideas, personal messages, and other content. As a result of the recent deadly blasts occurred followed by the Easter attacks in Sri Lanka, the social media took a new appearance and lot of news were spreading rapidly through theses social media. Then Sri Lanka decided to block social media in order to curtail the spread of false information and ease tensions. It seems to be a violation of the rights included in the Sri Lankan constitution of 1978, as the Article 14 freedom of expression. In addition, Sri Lanka Telecommunications Act No.25 of 1991 too mentions about the duty of the Telecommunication Regulatory Commission to protect and promote the interests of consumers, purchasers and the public interest. This statute along with Sri Lankan Penal Code contain penalties for the violation of the right to information and expression. But one could think there is no violation of rights as this ban was imposed by the Executive president of Sri Lanka. And also as this issue occurred in the Emergency Situation a reasonable man could observe that it is not an unlawful action taken by the Executive president. The main concern in this paper is to observe the current Sri Lankan law applicable to social media and to conclude whether this ban on social media is an arbitrary action of the Sri Lankan Executive government."

Browsing by Author "Social media has made its way into almost every area of human life. Social media is a form of electronic communication through which users create online communities to share information, ideas, personal messages, and other content. As a result of the recent deadly blasts occurred followed by the Easter attacks in Sri Lanka, the social media took a new appearance and lot of news were spreading rapidly through theses social media. Then Sri Lanka decided to block social media in order to curtail the spread of false information and ease tensions. It seems to be a violation of the rights included in the Sri Lankan constitution of 1978, as the Article 14 freedom of expression. In addition, Sri Lanka Telecommunications Act No.25 of 1991 too mentions about the duty of the Telecommunication Regulatory Commission to protect and promote the interests of consumers, purchasers and the public interest. This statute along with Sri Lankan Penal Code contain penalties for the violation of the right to information and expression. But one could think there is no violation of rights as this ban was imposed by the Executive president of Sri Lanka. And also as this issue occurred in the Emergency Situation a reasonable man could observe that it is not an unlawful action taken by the Executive president. The main concern in this paper is to observe the current Sri Lankan law applicable to social media and to conclude whether this ban on social media is an arbitrary action of the Sri Lankan Executive government."

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