Sri Lankan Authorities recently shut down social media, days after the Easter Bomb attack that left over 320 people dead and many others injured.

Reports from government officialsb have it that major social media networks and messaging apps, including Facebook and WhatsApp, have been shut down to prevent misinformation and rumours.

Social media was shut down in Sri Lanka to “allow the police and the three forces to ensure public security,” the statement said, referring to the army, navy and air force.

The government also ordered a new night-time curfew as tensions remained high after a series of suicide bomb attacks that left at least 320 dead, it was also learnt that the curfew would run from 8:00 pm (local time) on Monday until 4:00 am on Tuesday.

The indefinite curfew ordered on Sunday after the attacks, was lifted early Monday but a two-day holiday was decreed in a bid to reduce public traffic.

John Oluwawalemi

John Oluwawalemi is a Master's Degree Holder from the prestigious University of Ibadan, lover of music, books and God's Word.


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