The UNP (United National Party) has called on the government to lift the ban on several web sites.
A prees relese said that lanka news web, Lanka e news, Lanka Guardian, Colombo telegraph and Sri lanka Mirror have been blocked.
All these wcw sites take an alternative view to state media.
Mean while the Sri Lanka Mirror said that it was parliamentarian and news paper owner Tiran Alas who had instigated the authorities to block a number of dissident web sites.
The ump has called upon the governmet to lift the ban an respect the people’s right to information.