Wednesday, 03 Jun 2020

Social media services are blocked in Sri Lanka after Easter attacks


IllustrationIllustration - Sri Lankan government blocked most of social media services after the attacks that killed and wounded many people on Easter. They claimed that it is to stop the spread of false information and ease the tensions until the investigation is finished.

More than 200 people killed and hundreds injured due to the eight explosions around Sri Lanka’s capital on Sunday, Easter. It was described as the deadliest violence the country has seen since the civil war ended a decade ago.

Sri Lanka’s Defense Minister, Ruwan Wijewadena claimed that it was a terrorist attack by extremists group. The police had arrested 13 suspects.

The country was blocking the services of Facebook, YouTube, WhatsApp and Instagram. It also blocked some messaging apps.

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