Connect with us

News

“Online Safety Bill sends negative signal in SL’s path towards reform & recovery”

Published

on

U.S. Ambassador to Sri Lanka – Julie Chung has said that while it is important for the government of Sri Lanka to carry out reforms, it is ‘also important to explain those reforms to the people in a clear manner.’

She has further elaborated the matter taking the recently passed Online Safety Bill (OSB) as an example. 

“The Centre for Policy Alternatives reported from a poll earlier this month that more than 70 percent of Sri Lankans were unaware of the bill before its passage.  When major global tech companies characterize the bill as “unworkable” and stifling innovation and democracy, instead of actually addressing online crimes, frankly this sends a negative signal in Sri Lanka’s path towards reform and recovery.  Previous bills, such as the Personal Data Protection Act, took much longer to craft, but did a better job of taking stakeholder feedback into account.  To work on legislation and reforms that will be durable, enforceable, and wise, the Sri Lankan government will need to do better in the future.  This will be key to improving the business climate,” she said.

The ambassador was speaking at the Amcham XO Forum “75 years and Beyond: U.S. – Sri Lankan Business Relations in 2024”.

News

GCE O/L results out within 10 days

Published

on

By

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)

Continue Reading

News

Non-academic staff of schools to take TU action

Published

on

By

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.

Continue Reading

News

New State Minister sworn in

Published

on

By

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.

Continue Reading

Trending

Copyright © 2024 Sri Lanka Mirror. All Rights Reserved