Sri Lanka Bans 1,500 Porn Sites
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka — Authorities here have banned 1,500 porn websites from operating in the country, deeming them "obscene."
Anusha Pelpita, Sri Lanka's director general of the Telecommunications Regulatory Commission, said the sites were taken down through the fall and as recently as within the last few days.
"Porn sites have become very popular and TRC has taken steps to save our children from this menace," Pelpita told daily newspaper The Dinamina. "However when one website closes many others start operations."
The 1,500 porn sites taken down is the most ever at one time by Sri Lanka authorities, who in recent years have pulled down at least 110 sites deemed "obscene" in the interest of "women and children."
Domain names of the "obscene" sites taken down were not disclosed.