Last Updated : Jul 20 2018 12:38PM
News Highlights
BJP led NDA govt to face no-confidence motion in Lok Sabha today            UGC asks universities to postpone recruitment process till SC decides govt's Special Leave Petition            Govt warns WhatsApp in second notice to check fake news or face legal consequences           

International News

Mar 15, 2018
11:24AM

Sri Lankan government holds meeting with Facebook officials

Sri Lankan government is having a meeting with Facebook officials today over allegations that the social media site was used for a hate campaign against Muslim minorities, in the recent violence in Kandy district. 

Several organizations and government agencies had claimed that Facebook failed to take swift action against the hate speech on its website, particularly in local Sinhala language as it does not have sufficient resources. In some cases, the reported cases failed to qualify as hate speech as per company regulations. 

The company said that it was responding to the situation in Sri Lanka and was working with the government and non-governmental organizations to support the identification and removal of any hate speech on its platform. 

The violence against minorities had led to the imposition of emergency and social media ban in the country. While the ban on Whatsapp and Viber have been removed, Facebook continues to be blocked in the country. 
Facebook was recently charged by a UN official of contributing to the conflict in Myanmar, where thousands of Rohingya Muslims were driven out of the country.

Listen News

  • Morning News 20 (Jul)
  • Midday News 19 (Jul)
  • News at Nine 19 (Jul)
  • Hourly 20 (Jul) (1005hrs)
  • समाचार प्रभात 20 (Jul)
  • दोपहर समाचार 19 (Jul)
  • समाचार संध्या 19 (Jul)
  • प्रति घंटा समाचार 20 (Jul) (1000hrs)
  • Khabarnama (Mor) 20 (Jul)
  • Khabrein(Day) 19 (Jul)
  • Khabrein(Eve) 19 (Jul)
  • Aaj Savere 20 (Jul)
  • Parikrama 19 (Jul)

Listen Programs

  • Market Mantra 19 (Jul)
  • Samayki 19 (Jul)
  • Sports Scan 19 (Jul)
  • Spotlight/News Analysis 19 (Jul)
  • Public Speak
  • Country wide 19 (Jul)
  • Surkhiyo se Pare 19 (Jul)
  • Charcha Ka Vishai Ha 18 (Jul)
  • Vaad-Samvaad 10 (Jul)
  • Money Talk 10 (Jul)
  • Current Affairs 13 (Jul)

 

 

 

 

× All donations towards the Prime Minister's National Relief Fund(PMNRF) and the National Defence Fund(NDF) are notified for 100% deduction from taxable income under Section 80G of the Income Tax Act,1961""