Two websites propagating false news sealed
Acting on a court order the Criminal Investigations
Department (CID) officials, yesterday (29th June) sealed an office in
Rajagiriya where two websites involved in propagating false and
unethical news on Sri Lanka were being operated from.
These two websites were continuously involved in
publishing false and unethical news about celebrities and popular
personalities, misleading the international and local communities.
According to a Supreme Court ruling all websites
operating from Sri Lanka should be registered with relevant authorities.
The prime objective of this is to identify information which could harm
the country and its people and also to identify the extremist
individuals behind these unethical operations. The Media Ministry is
currently registering websites and most websites have complied with the
court order have registered
Some websites, ignoring the Supreme Court order, are
trying to bring disrepute and shame on the country and the people by
propagating false and distorted news. The two websites have operated
disregarding a legal order issued by the highest legal body. The CID
officials raided the office after a court order and have found that
these two websites were directly engaged in propagating false and
distorted news. Further investigations are continuing.
Websites operated by certain quarters with vested
interests are trying to bring disgrace to the country and the people,
especially at a time when the country is undergoing a period of social
and economic revival.