Social media ban lifted

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The social media ban imposed at 12:20 am this morning (03), was lifted a short while ago.

The ban was lifted nearly 15 hours later, at 03:30 pm.

The decision to lift the ban was announced by the Telecommunications Regulatory of Sri Lanka (TRCSL), as advised by the Ministry of Defence.

Earlier today, several social media platforms in Sri Lanka weredisrupted, watchdog organisation NetBlocks metrics confirmed.

Accordingly, access to multiple mainstream platforms including Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp, Viber and YouTube were restricted after midnight on Sunday.