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Sri Lanka finance minister’s social media accounts compromised

ECONOMYNEXT – Sri Lanka’s Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake’s account on facebook.com, a social media site, has been compromised and complaints have been lodged with authorities, a spokesman said.

The account where genuine posts are made is https://www.facebook.com/RKMediaUnit/, the spokesman said.

A twitter account under the minister’s name also appears to automatically tweet posts from the compromised account.

Officials are working to resolve the problem, but it is complicated as the facebook acocunt had previously been verified, they said.