søndag 3. april 2022

Sri Lanka imposes curfew and blocks social media amid protests

Sri Lanka's government has blocked access to social media and imposed a 36-hour curfew, following protests against food and fuel shortages. President Gotabaya Rajapaksa issued a notice prohibiting anyone from being on any public road, in a park, on trains, or on the seashore, unless they have written permission from the authorities. The curfew began at dusk on Saturday.

The social media sites blocked include Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. WhatsApp is also down, and mobile phone users received a message saying this was "as directed by the Telecommunications Regulatory Commission".