Political tensions have been a common phenomenon across the globe. Anger among different religious associations has hogged the headlines on numerous occasions. Recently, a disorder has erupted between the Buddhist and the Muslim community in Sri Lanka because of which the Sri Lankan government has taken the harsh step of banning social media platforms like WhatsApp and Facebook for three days.
Rajitha Senaratne, a cabinet spokesperson, revealed to the media that posts appeared on Facebook which directed towards attacks on Muslims.
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The India cricketers have always been active of various social media platforms and one of them expressed the struggles of not being able to connect to the world. Talking about the ban of social media, one of the members o the Indian team in a recent media interactions, said, “I can see WhatsApp messages coming but I can’t read it. I can’t make calls also. It’s frustrating. Late in the evening it was coming and going, and quite unstable.”
Dialog, a telephone operator in Sri Lanka, has also circulated text messages concerning to the temporary removal of the services. texts from the service providers mentioned, “On the directive of TRCSL in the interest of national security, access to certain Social Media sites and Messaging platforms will be restricted with immediate effect until further notice.”
Harin Fernando, the telecommunications minister also requested the public to abolish hate and make Sri Lanka a peaceful place for its countrymen. India’s journey in the nation has started on a tough note as they were thumped by the hosts in the opening game at the R.Premadasa Stadium followed by their blockage from the social media. For the time being, Rohit Sharma and his men would be hoping to turn their fortunes around in their upcoming game against Bangladesh at the same venue.