Sri Lanka expats wait to reconnect amid social media block


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  • Tuesday, 23 Apr 2019

NEW YORK: Viji Devadas hasn’t heard from her nephew in Sri Lanka on her family WhatsApp chat group since he reached out just after the Easter Sunday bomb blasts that tore apart churches and hotels and killed hundreds in the South Asian nation. 

It’s unsettling, but she knows he’s ok, and the Sri Lankan government’s decision to block most social media, citing concern over "false news reports", makes sense to her. 

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