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Ban imposed on 107 porn websites

Aug 25, 2010 11:15:03 AM - itnnews.lk

In yet another move to crackdown on pornographic material in the country, the Juvenille Court today ordered a ban on 107 porn websites and Sinhalese movies with adult content.

The Police Women and Child’s Bureau submitted a report to the Juvenile Court in Battaramulla today seeking a ban on 107 porn websites and Sinhalese movies which depict local actors and actresses involved in obscene scenes. A report on these 107 movies was submitted to court today.

The Government last year decided to ban all movies that are labeled as ‘Adults only’ and added that regulations on programmes and publications that include obscene scenes would be toughened. The Government also said that approval of the Public Performance Board for advertisements on TV, radio and newspapers would be made compulsory and such a decision was taken to stop advertisements created without any standards which were unhealthy for the society especially for small children.

Meanwhile, the Police Women and Children’s Bureau last week also submitted a list of pornographic websites to the Juvenile Court in Battaramulla as part of the initial step to ban access to porn websites via mobile phones.