New laws will be brought to control social media - Ranjith Madduma Bandara

The government will be focused on compiling a new law system to social media sites, stated the newly appointed law and order minister Mr. Ranjith Madduma Bandara. He further indicated that some people take undue advantage and promotes racism on the social media platforms.

The Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has advised to create a law system pertaining to the international standards, which is used in the developed western countries like Germany and Great Britain, stated the minister.

Social media sites continues to be blocked by the TRCSL in light of the recent events happened in Kandy and Ampara. The government had taken measures to remove some Facebook pages, which promote racism. 

The minister further points out that the situation at Kandy is turning to normalcy with no major incident happening yesterday and maximum penalties will be given to the people who are responsible for this communal violence. 

- Feron Jayawardene

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