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AG clearance for Draft Bill on ‘Security of Online Methods’

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The Attorney General has given his clearance for the draft bill on the security of online methods drafted by the Legal Draftsman with the objective of safeguarding the general society from the damages caused by false information publicizing and discriminating control through the internet. 

As appeared in section III of the said draft bill, the following actions have been misinterpreted in the provisions of this Act;• Communication of false statements on the incidents within Sri Lanka
• False statements causing defame
• Pave way for riots by provocation without reason
• Disturbing a religious assembly through false statements
• Communication of false statements with the sole intention of hurting religious emotions
• Communication of false statements with the sole intention and with the sole intention for the abomination of religious emotions
• Fraud
• Cheating by appearing some other person
• Defaming intentionally by a false statement with the objective of arousing for violation of peace
• Circulation of false statements with the intention of causing a riot or an offense against the Government
• Communication of statements on incidents to cause harassment.
• Child abuse

• Production of bots or modifying them for causing an offense.Accordingly, the Cabinet of Ministers approved the resolution furnished by the Ministry of Public Security to publish the above draft bill in the government gazette and subsequently submit the same to the Parliament for its concurrence.  

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GCE O/L results out within 10 days

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Examination Commissioner General Amith Jayasundara said yesterday (23) the results of the GCE Ordinary Level Exam 2023 (2024) will be released within the next 10 days.

He stated that efforts will be made to release the exam results within this week and if it is not possible, the results will be definitely released within ten days.

(dailynews.lk)

(This story, originally published by dailynews.lk has not been edited by SLM staff)

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Non-academic staff of schools to take TU action

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The non-academic staff of government schools have announced a decision to engage in a Trade Union action by reporting sick today (June 24) and tomorrow (25).

According to the Education Non-Academic Employees’ Union, the TU action is being carried out in the North Central, and North Western provinces and Kandy District today (24) .

General Secretary of the association Ajith K. Thilakarathne stated that the trade union action is being carried out based on several demands including a national policy for non-academic staff in the education sector.

Meanwhile, the National Organizer of the Principal Service Union – Sisira Rajapakse has announced that a nationwide strike has been planned for June 26.

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New State Minister sworn in

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MP Sathasivam Viyalendiran was sworn in as the State Minister of Trade and Environment before President Ranil Wickremesinghe at the Presidential Secretariat a short while ago, the President’s Media Division (PMD) said.

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