May 17, 2019

People who incite public to be dealt with the law

The Government Information Department has issued a communiqué on the laws and regulations which the public should pay attention with the current situation in the country.

The government states that the law will be implemented against people who cause mobs, mislead or panic the general public or disturb them by false propaganda.

Accordingly, the Director General of the Information Department has explained about implementation of law on intimidation of the public, spreading of false rumors, causing hostility among people, propagating racial hatred, etc.

Regulations under emergency situation provisions and orders, No 01 of 2019, 3(1) section of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights No. 56 of 2007 and the Temporary Provisions of the Terrorism Prevention Provident Act will be implemented in this connection.

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