Teacher trade unionist Joseph Stalin has raised serious concerns about the online safety bill.
Speaking to the media yesterday (22), the CTU secretary described it as a government attempt to control avenues for information flow to the public.
It will give full authority to the president to decide the accuracy, fallacy and implications of online information, denying the public the right to information and freedom of expression, said Stalin.
What president told UNGA
Meanwhile, president Ranil Wickremesinghe told the United Nations 78th UN General Assembly in New York that security alliances have expanded and recent arrangements have been formed to deal with strategic threat perceptions in old and new theaters of conflict.
North-South divisions are widening with the digital divide, the financial and debt crisis and the energy transition, he said.
Gazette notification of the online safety bill: Here