Sri Lanka’s Face Book War’s




In response to sexually derogatory, defamatory and racially spiteful speech circulated on social media, the Attorney General’s Department urged affected parties to lodge a complaint at the nearest police station.

Attorney General Palitha Fernando said laws were in place to apprehend such offenders but the main problem that investigating police officers faced was the identification of the source.

“It’s hard to identify the sources in most instances; this has been a stumbling block in tracking these kinds of offences” he said.

When it was pointed out that social media such as Facebook identified those casting such remarks as they wrote from their personal profiles, Mr. Fernando said the victims must report the incidents forthwith to the police.





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