Sri Lanka lifts ban on social media, security remains tight


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  • Tuesday, 30 Apr 2019

Security forces patrol a street, days after a string of suicide bomb attacks across the island on Easter Sunday, in central Colombo, Sri Lanka April 27, 2019. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

The Sri Lankan government has lifted a ban on social media platforms intended to stop the spread of rumours after the Easter Sunday bombings, a source from the president's office said on Tuesday.

The ban on platforms such as Facebook, WhatsApp and Viber has been lifted with immediate effect, the source shared.

Security in Buddhist-majority Sri Lanka remains tight after the April 21 suicide bomb attacks on hotels and churches that killed more than 250 people, including 42 foreign nationals. – Reuters

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