The Sri Lankan prime minister on Saturday raised the possibility of introducing regulation of social media sites such as Facebook, arguing that the time had come for the government to consider such legislation.
“Modern technology society has changed the issues which the legal sector in particular is facing. For example consider the internet, Facebook. If you regulate Face Book and the internet is it a violation of Fundamental Rights?" he was quoted by the Daily Mirror as saying.
“Many foreign governments are tackling it especially in the social sector and child welfare. These are the issues which we have to tackle. These are new issues which we have not even thought of,” he said.