TRACE, an organisation committed to promoting technology and innovation in Sri Lanka, yesterday urged the government to reconsider the current ban of social media.
“The IT/BPM sector is the country’s fifth largest export earner and plays a vital role in the Sri Lankan economy. The current ban impacts businesses, both large and small, that rely on social media as a marketplace and form of marketing.
It further creates a negative image of Sri Lanka, at a time when it is trying to position itself towards being a knowledge-based economy – key to which is the open and transparent sharing of information,” TRACE said in a statement.
“As Sri Lanka enters this new chapter in its economic development, all stakeholders, from the government to private companies to entrepreneurs, must work together to ensure we have a society and economy that is open and equitable to all,”