Army Commander Challenges You Tube

Army Commander Challenges You Tube

“Army Commander Challenges Online Safety Act: Case Filed Against You Tuber and Tech Giants”


The controversial Online Safety Act is been put to the test by the Commander of the Sri Lanka Army, Lieutenant General Vikum Liyanage.

He has filed a defamatory case at the Colombo Chief Magistrate’s Court.
Thushara Saliya Ranawaka of Sri Lankan origin living overseas, American multinational corporation Google and its online video-sharing platform YouTube have been named in the defamatory case .
He claims that that Ranwaka , Google and You tube have been sharing a
defamatory video against him on social media.


Significant Implications

The case was filed at the court on Tuesday (May 07) by the Army Commander under the provisions of the Online Safety Act which became law after much debate.
Army Commander Vikum Liyanage is requesting the court to issue a notice to the respondents to appear before the court and to issue an order preventing the defamatory videos from being further circulated on social media. In a you- tube report the reporter had claimed that he has evidence to prove allegations against the Army Commander.
This case could have significant implications for YouTube, Google, and Sri Lanka under the Online Safety Act, potentially affecting how online platforms operate in the country and how they handle local content deemed defamatory or harmful.

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