KEY DEVELOPMENTS IN Summary: May 2013 – May 2014
December 8, 2014 · 11:04 am
• In March 2014, the information ministry formed a committee to regulate social media, shortly after President Rajapaksa dubbed them a “disease;” the scope of its activities remains unclear (see Limits on Content).
• The Colombo Telegraph website was repeatedly inaccessible, continuing a trend of pressure on online news outlets (see
Limits on Content).
• Incidents of violence and harassment against internet users declined, though traditional journalists met with increased intimidation (see Violations).