For press freedom by Sunanda Deshapriya
By Indika Sri Aravinda
The Police Women and Children’s Bureau is to submit a list of pornographic websites to the Juvenile Court in Battaramulla on Monday in an attempt to ban access to porn websites via mobile phone.
On Wednesday (18), the Juvenile Court had ordered the Telecommunications Regulatory Commission (TRC) to ban access to porn websites via mobile phones following a request made to it by the Police Women and Children’s Bureau. Sources at the Bureau told Daily Mirror online that as a preliminary measure a list of websites to be banned would be handed over to the Juvenile Court on Monday.
When contacted by Daily Mirror online, TRC Director General Anusha Palpita said a proposal had been made to use filters in order to restrict the access to porn websites via mobile phones. However, he cautioned that the filtering process could affect the speed of internet access on mobiles.