Cabinet Spokesperson, Minister Keheliya Rambukwella notified that the Minister of Mass Media and the Minister of Justice have jointly presented a cabinet paper to the Cabinet of Ministers with regard to enacting laws to curtail fake and misleading assertions publicized through the internet.
The Minister said that these new laws will also take action against fake social media accounts in the country which currently exceed 17%.
Minister Rambukwella stated this yesterday (20) during the Cabinet decision media briefing held at the Department of Government Information.
He reiterated that it is crucial to take action as a large number of fake and anti-social activities are being triggered through unowned and fake social media accounts.
Also, Rumours regarding the unavailability of Covid-19 vaccine for the second dose are baseless – Minister Ramesh Pathirana
Co-Cabinet Spokesman, Minister Ramesh Pathirana stated that rumours regarding the unavailability of the Covid-19 vaccine for the second dose are baseless.
The Minister said this yesterday (20) at the Cabinet decision media briefing held at the Department of Government Information.
Minister Pathirana affirmed that the health sector could tackle if another Covid-19 wave emerges as the country was able to control the first and second waves of the Covid-19 and that the government is closely monitoring the situation.
Moreover, the Minister mentioned that the second vaccination process will begin by the end of this month.
He further reiterated that rumours regarding the unavailability of Covid-19 vaccine for the second dose are baseless and there is no use for any undue fear regarding this.