Curfew lifted in Chillaw, social media temporarily blocked

The police lifted the curfew imposed on the city-limits of Chillaw, Kuliyapitiya, Bingiriya and Dummalasuriya at 4 am today (13) even as it imposed yet another countrywide block on social networking sites.

The police imposed curfew in Chillaw last evening (12) owing to a tense situation.

Meanwhile, social media platforms including Facebook, Whatsapp, Instagram, YouTube, Viber and Snapchat have been temporarily blocked in order to ensure a peaceful situation in the country, the Government said.

The disruption is the third countrywide censorship measure that the Government deployed within one month.

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