TRACE urges government to reconsider social media ban

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,”
it added.

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