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Sri Lanka bans local sex sites; but keeps international porn open

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Said a blogger sometime back: Sri Lankans are patriotic even when it comes to pornography. They google not merely for ‘porn’, but for ‘Sri Lankan porn’.

Perhaps they know the difference. After all, “Siyarata De – Siri Sepa De” (Local Products are Heavenly) was the slogan during the 1970-77 protectionist regime.

Alas. Such patriotism is not always appreciated. Nishantha Hapuarachchi, Chief Magistrate, Colombo ordered Telecommunication Regulatory Commission of Sri Lanka (TRCSL) to ban twelve sex sites – including an adult friend finder, responding to a petition filed by the Inspector General of Police. So some of these web sites that offer ‘when-we-say-SriLankan-we-mean-truly-SriLankan’ sex content will not be available in future, unless, like perhaps the Sri Lankan police, you have never heard of anything called ‘proxies’.

While English press almost ignored the story, at least two local language newspapers prominently published the list of twelve banned sites, so that their readers can double check and be assured they are banned. We reproduce from ‘Divaina’:

1. www.lanka.sexclips.com
2. http://www.ambalk.co.cc
3. http://lankasextalk.com
4. www.sexylk.com
5. www.lankasexonline.com
6. www.redtube.com
7. www.tube8.com
8. www.adultfriendfinder.com
9. www.livejasmine.com
10. http://www.xnxx.com
11. http://xhaster.com
12. http://zvideos.com

Criminal Investigation Department, working on a complaint by the IGP revealed these sites contain pornographic images and video clips of men and women, possibly Sri Lankan. They also suspected an international conspiracy to tarnish the image of the country, reported, Divaina.

One may term the act anti-protectionist, because while the local production is blocked the vast majority of international porn sites still remain open. We hope Mawbima Lanka Foundation take note.

55 Comments to Sri Lanka bans local sex sites; but keeps international porn open

  1. Suranimala's Gravatar Suranimala
    July 25, 2009 at 2:47 pm | Permalink

    All twelve are straight porn sites. Not a single gay porn site banned. Why?

    Ha. Ha. Ha. Api dhannavaa hore. IGP might want them for his own references when he it too bored from work. So he doesn’t ban them. Ohoma yan. Ohoma yan.

  2. July 25, 2009 at 4:34 pm | Permalink

    an international conspiracy to tarnish the image of the country..

    how quaint :)

  3. Pubudu's Gravatar Pubudu
    July 26, 2009 at 12:15 pm | Permalink

    There is an untold side of this move. All these are sites that offer free and largely content. We don’t care because if we need sextainment there are so many other ways. Either we can pay for online content or if not satisfied go to a party.

    Sex parties are common in Colombo and some of them exclusively for international school students. I have heard about parties anybody can attend anonymously as long as he/she in an international school uniform. Either police doesn’t know about them or keep a blind eye.

    For those village boys and girls who don’t have such privileges these are the only ways of entertainment. Does police think they will shift their focus and go to Dhamma schools when such sites are blocked? Or will that further contribute to frustration?

    Pubudu (A/L student – not real name)

    • AB's Gravatar AB
      September 13, 2009 at 4:05 pm | Permalink

      sex parties? my ass mate, first of all if you don’t know what you are talking about, i suggest you go beat your dick or something and leave this discussion to people who are enlightened. Secondly Have you ever been to an international school, I happened to enroll myself in a really big international school in SL, thing is yes there are parties, but not sex parties. People come get drunk have a good time, its not a pussy hit mission you dweeb. You’re probably a 25 year old virgin who constantly beats his dick to stay alive. Please sonny stop spreading rumors and get a life.

      thank you

      • Shira's Gravatar Shira
        December 10, 2009 at 6:59 pm | Permalink

        seems u went to big international school in SL ?? huh so u never heard of a Sex parties??? or u sure that nobody gives a shit to invite u :P ?? stupid asshole , me to went to international schools 2 yrs in SL 3 yrs in London, , but for the record if u dont believe it i can send u some photos of sex parties i ve attended. so instead of thinking u as a cool guy, understand there r things that u never imagined or heard of or uninvited !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
        dumboooo !!!

      • justme's Gravatar justme
        December 19, 2009 at 9:36 pm | Permalink

        Fuck off will ya?

      • justme's Gravatar justme
        December 19, 2009 at 9:39 pm | Permalink

        AB you are a assH0L you know that?

      • KP's Gravatar KP
        October 16, 2010 at 7:10 pm | Permalink

        shira you stupid fuck… stop lying dude… that english is from a guy who went to an int. school? stop making me laugh…

        god man, i’ve attended an international school (and a very prominent one in Colombo at that) for 13 goddamned years, and i’ve never even heard of one… stop bullshitting the international schools just because we’re better off than any of you ever will be… stop insulting us just because you people have been brainwashed into believing international schools are vile shitholes cos they aren’t…

  4. Mervyin's Gravatar Mervyin
    July 26, 2009 at 1:39 pm | Permalink

    Those sites are still accessible. My son told me so.

  5. July 26, 2009 at 6:03 pm | Permalink

    Chanuka,

    There should be a pingback in your comment queue from a post I wrote that pointed to your article here – http://ict4peace.wordpress.com/2009/07/25/igp-now-wants-to-suspend-licenses-of-porn-websites-in-sri-lanka/

    Sanjana

  6. Sinhala kolla's Gravatar Sinhala kolla
    July 26, 2009 at 9:02 pm | Permalink

    Had there been alternative ways of making babies (to be made soldiers and monks later, as planned by Hon. Prime Minister) Sri Lankan government would have long back banned people having sex altogether.

  7. Mervyin's Gravatar Mervyin
    July 27, 2009 at 11:56 am | Permalink

    Ammata hudu. local ewa block. Eth foreign elakiri site weda.

  8. Rohan Samarajiva's Gravatar Rohan Samarajiva
    July 29, 2009 at 3:26 pm | Permalink

    Appears the madness is spreading. Now the Indians have banned Savita Bhabhi: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/NEWS/India/Savita-Bhabhi-tests-Indias-patience-for-porn/articleshow/4833104.cms

    Cartoon housewife tests India’s patience for porn
    by Yasmeen Mohiuddin
    NEW DELHI, July 29, 2009 (AFP) – In the land of the Kama Sutra, it was the cartoon escapades of a buxom, sexually liberated married woman that finally proved a broken taboo too far for the Indian government censors.
    Savita Bhabhi, the star of her eponymous online porn strip, had titillated up to 60 million visitors monthly until the government asked Internet service providers to block the site in June.
    Now she lives on in the heated debate surrounding her sudden demise.
    The government issued the orders under laws normally applied to websites deemed to be a threat to national security, prompting fans to question why the axe fell on a cartoon featuring a libidinous housewife rather than the more explicit material easily accessible on the Internet.
    While not entirely Indian in its creation — Savita Bhabhi is the brainchild of Puneet Agarwal, a 38-year-old British businessman of Indian-origin — observers say the storyline may have hit too close to home for government censors.

    More In Times of India.

  9. July 31, 2009 at 5:56 pm | Permalink

    Keep the sites and BAN POLITICIANS!

    • August 12, 2009 at 3:38 pm | Permalink

      ban politicians ……..I agree

    • Sneak123's Gravatar Sneak123
      March 1, 2011 at 9:56 am | Permalink

      sooo true i agreee with u macchn, though u ban Those sites we know how to acces dose MF’s.

  10. Gene's Gravatar Gene
    August 3, 2009 at 8:51 am | Permalink

    How stupid fucks are our government? how the fuck that someone gonna tannish the countries name by just fucking on the web, being visible to all, YOU HEAR ALL PEOPLE, STOP FUCKIG OR IT WILL TANISH THE COUNTRIES NAME…….. PFFFFFFFF

    There are plenty of crimes happening in this island rather than this stupid porn on the web, like children being raped, and GAY HIV TRANSMISSION FROM other countries? Do something about it! if you can rather than wasting time on stupid stuff like this, idiots.

    • sunny's Gravatar sunny
      December 15, 2010 at 12:29 pm | Permalink

      agree. USA got numerous porn sites. so is that county’s name tarnished??? our STUPID politicians just wanna show that they r doing SOMETHING to protect all these patriotic stuff they always babble about. the NAME of a country DOES NOT depends on these stupid porn sites.

  11. ......'s Gravatar ......
    August 4, 2009 at 4:44 pm | Permalink

    gooood for our future…
    Thank You !!

  12. walaththaya's Gravatar walaththaya
    August 4, 2009 at 8:33 pm | Permalink

    it s good that they have banned sri lankan porn sites….
    but banning web sites alone may not prevent these things.
    as a gentelman has mentioned below i came to know that sex parties do exist in sri lanka. i didnt know that these kinda things were carried out like this here. if its true thats an issue they should address before banning web sites. at the end of the day whats the point of stopping seeing while you can do it for real.

  13. Hikka's Gravatar Hikka
    August 5, 2009 at 7:29 am | Permalink

    TRC guys should have been in Hikka. They will get premature ejaculations seeing whats going on. Online porn is no substitute for the real thing.

  14. anuk's Gravatar anuk
    August 6, 2009 at 6:15 pm | Permalink

    wonderful comments ! this government is taking us all back to the 18th century .yet another bold move by our great president, “sri wikrama rajapakse” , who now gives advice to obama !(lol). i agree with “Gene”, there are way too many problems in this country which effect us directly that needs to be addressed, the government fools are rather focused on the so called “image” of our country ! if you watch news ,much of it is dominated by frequent rape cases,child & women abuse,slaying of entire family,ect.. banning adult websites wouldn’t give an end to the sex crimes happening in this country ! there are more important burning issues ! why not focus on theM? ? RAJAPAKSE POSHENE, JANATHAWATA MANDAPOSHANE !!!! hahahaha

    • sunny's Gravatar sunny
      December 15, 2010 at 12:37 pm | Permalink

      true. look at news on private tv channels (only they show the true sri lanka while government channels r always showing news from a paradise in the same name…:-D ) to protect the “great image” of our country, this government, oozing with “patriotic” stuff, must ban all the online news telecasts too.

  15. gayan's Gravatar gayan
    August 7, 2009 at 8:23 pm | Permalink

    someone please ban this porn site : http://www.tamilnet.tv
    the site can spoof and sattire… but it really stinks of shit…
    always the webmaster talks of shit .. shit …shit .. nothing else

  16. hacking guru's Gravatar hacking guru
    August 8, 2009 at 10:55 am | Permalink

    although you are banned this sites from the ISP you can stiil access to these web sites using proxies. Proof:

    1.http://laughbank.info/browse.php?u=Oi8vd3d3LmxhbmthLnNleGNsaXBzLmNvbQ%3D%3D&b=13&f=norefer (http://www.lanka.sexclips.com)

    To prevent this SL Government must remove the sites from the main servers !!

  17. test1's Gravatar test1
    August 8, 2009 at 10:58 am | Permalink

    although you are banned this sites from the ISP you can stiil access to these web sites using proxies. Proof:

    1.http://laughbank.info/browse.php?u=Oi8vd3d3LmxhbmthLnNleGNsaXBzLmNvbQ%3D%3D&b=13&f=norefer (http://www.lanka.sexclips.com)

    2. http://laughbank.info/browse.php?u=Oi8vd3d3LnNleHlsay5jb20vdmlld3RvcGljLnBocD90PTQxOQ%3D%3D&b=13 (http://www.sexylk.com/viewtopic.php?t=419)

    To prevent this SL Government must remove the sites from the main servers !!

  18. test1's Gravatar test1
    August 8, 2009 at 10:59 am | Permalink

    although you are banned this sites from the ISP you can stiil access to these web sites using proxies. Proof:

    1.http://laughbank.info/browse.php?u=Oi8vd3d3LmxhbmthLnNleGNsaXBzLmNvbQ%3D%3D&b=13&f=norefer

    (http://www.lanka.sexclips.com)

    To prevent this SL Government must remove the sites from the main servers !!

  19. Piyal's Gravatar Piyal
    August 8, 2009 at 12:47 pm | Permalink

    Sri Lankan court orders to track web site users

    http://www.divaina.com/2009/08/08/news22.html

  20. Ameer's Gravatar Ameer
    August 10, 2009 at 11:14 am | Permalink

    I am an adult 46yrs old, i like watching porn movies, it is not reasonable banning local porn movies

    • Rawantha's Gravatar Rawantha
      August 14, 2009 at 11:17 pm | Permalink

      OMG!! These guys are real clowns…. If they’re gonna arrest people who entered the sites which were banned, then more than half of the population will go in jail!

      pssst… the “bahubhoothayo” who are trying to do this, first expand the prisons or open new ones! You can make a world record!!! lol

  21. Ruwan's Gravatar Ruwan
    August 10, 2009 at 7:29 pm | Permalink

    I dont know

  22. xiles's Gravatar xiles
    August 10, 2009 at 10:21 pm | Permalink

    banning internet is totally useless thing.because there are lots of ways to see those banned contents like using a tunnel.

    they say this move is mainly due to school children. but if parents can not look after their child. then banning internet is something like “muwa hamata thadi banava”

  23. coolmaliya's Gravatar coolmaliya
    August 10, 2009 at 10:21 pm | Permalink

    Bannded…Bannded …What the hell is this.. Do those fucking stuff to kids men.Do u (slt) guys think u have only
    computer knowledge,Remember computer professionals also there in srilanka. We are high school students (degree) sex
    is everywhere in our colleges(Aus col) ,even infront of lecturers also.Who cares these bussiness & sex ….
    This is a Bull shit… Mother Fuckers…..

    • August 12, 2009 at 3:32 pm | Permalink

      this is the second time in two days i am coming accross the such filthy langueage in a common media.
      the last incident is the upon abduting a student by a son of a high ranking police official. the comments were made by the students of SLITT and others .
      both incidents involveinternational school students. SHAME on you . next time r u going to do it on public road on broad daylight?????

  24. eskay's Gravatar eskay
    August 12, 2009 at 3:26 pm | Permalink

    this is like trying to stop air leaking from a ballon with millions of pin holes. instead govenment should look into lives of the ministers,all members of parliment and members of local govenment bodies and see how many of them are having mistresses . and how many of them are using prostitutes. how many of them and people in high places do own so called ” THE DAY ROOM” resturents which are hired on hourly basis to have illegal sex? why police and other authorities are blind on this.
    please start conentrating on other matters. if i have to remind the government -the belts are still tightened.

    • Pinhami's Gravatar Pinhami
      August 13, 2009 at 10:54 am | Permalink

      Aaandawaneee… avurudu dedaash pansheeeyaka sabbiyatheweta giya kala….

      What is ‘illegal sex’? Do couples need to get police approval to do that? hah hah..

  25. August 12, 2009 at 9:35 pm | Permalink

    @ xiles; Using a VPN tunnel is good instead of proxy, but the thing is these ISP providers track web site users form sending data packets through another server. So it is not safe to use VPN tunnel unless it is properly encrypted. U can use proxy (always Encrypted) & it is no problem even the ISp records your links ,caz you can set your own proxy & use it, after that you can clear it’s cache & no one can detect it !

  26. Forge ahead's Gravatar Forge ahead
    August 13, 2009 at 5:55 pm | Permalink

    There is no interntional conspiracy.Just the same song and dance the government does when they have something they can’t control.It is said that humanity propagates through war and sex. I’m not saying that banning these videos are bad. I have indulged my self and most are clips of GF/BF making out or going at it like wild dogs. The problem is the BF was too horny and took video of the consummation. Guys are idiots. But some of the above sites contain, pornographic actors or commercial sex workers who has given consent.So I think better to ban the specific videos than the whole sites. This is still a country with values. So when there is an urge, most don’t go to brothels( too pricey) or to clubs or parties (brothels are cheaper). They go over the net and relieve themselves. What is going to happen when people don’t have alleys to piss in, they go to the main road. So we should be beware of repercussions of this. Contol it don’t ban it.

  27. Rawantha's Gravatar Rawantha
    August 14, 2009 at 11:24 pm | Permalink

    Now we can see where this country is heading! This is too much for a democratic country…. If they’ve banned these sites by people’s agreement, then its okay! But this is dictatorship!

    Whats with Sri Lanka and SEX??? Soon, having sex will be banned and they will charge penalty for new born children…. :D

  28. September 18, 2009 at 10:51 am | Permalink

    Well… The first main mistake they(the ppl who started banning this site) made was to publicly announce that they have banned the sites.. I think that was a really stupid move…
    Why? you may ask… well the thing is most of the SL ppl would have not known there was something like this.. once this went out.. ppl started saying “OMFG there are SL porn sites? I didn’t know that”…

    Second thing… Publicity… now ppl know there are sites and loads of ppl will start to search for them…. etc… if they are going to track the ppl who watch porn and put them in jail…. I think they should make big prisons like what one of the commentator said…

  29. Mahe Kaira's Gravatar Mahe Kaira
    October 11, 2009 at 5:06 pm | Permalink

    Can sex tarnish the country’s image more than the tarnishing given to the country by wholesale corruption in the government, thuggery by ministers, assassination of newspaper editors, blatant abuse of state property, stuffing of ballot boxes, etc etc? That we have sex and like sex can be the only redeeming thing in fact and improve our image

  30. Indi Katta's Gravatar Indi Katta
    October 11, 2009 at 5:09 pm | Permalink

    A survery done some time back noted that more than 50% of the males had at least one same sex experience by age 25. Not that they are gay. They jsut need to get their rocks off. So where are the website showing the gays stuff?

  31. October 12, 2009 at 10:37 pm | Permalink

    Some sites still work, i have checked. Why dont they take an action?

  32. Shira's Gravatar Shira
    December 10, 2009 at 6:53 pm | Permalink

    if something is wrong in our country , its our own fucking politic, n gov people! there is no other problem to sri lanka. i suggest everything should be changed ! sad to see our own country is being going down day by day !!!
    its good they all ban all SL sites coz i dont see SL sited , n can banning 12 sites, change the world ??? stupid fuckers !!!!

  33. R.M.P.C.D not real name's Gravatar R.M.P.C.D not real name
    December 10, 2009 at 8:49 pm | Permalink

    WHAT BANNED?..HACKING GURU IS RIGHT.owa monawathma wadak na yaaluwane. WADA KARAYATA BORUTH BA.mata puluwan una ee site 12 ma access karanda proxy wada dala……….. :-P

  34. R.M.P.C.D not real name's Gravatar R.M.P.C.D not real name
    December 10, 2009 at 8:51 pm | Permalink

    BANNED KARANAWANAM EWA HARIYATA BANNED KARANDA ONA

  35. Ela Buwa's Gravatar Ela Buwa
    February 17, 2010 at 5:23 am | Permalink

    What’s wrong with International Schools!!
    I seriously think this is NOT just ‘International School’
    http://www.elakiri.com/forum/showthread.php?t=462145

  36. 21 BOY's Gravatar 21 BOY
    April 12, 2010 at 12:17 pm | Permalink

    PISSU YAKKU..BECAUSE OF THIS ISSUE THE MAIN SITE REALATED TO THIS SHUTS DOWN..BUT THE SITE WHICH WAS CREATED AFTERWARDS IS STILL ACTIVE..YOU CAN ACCESS ALL OTHER SITES BANNED EXCEPT FOR THE SITES WHICH ARE REMOVED FROM SERVERS..

    HOW DO THEY TRACE YOU IF U CAN HIDE UR SELF IN INTERNET? NO WAY AND HOW DO THEY TRACK PEOPLE IN CYBERCAFES? NO WAY?

    MEKA PISSU YAKEK GE WADAK..ATHATA GANAK ENAWA NAM ITIN ECHARAI NE

    DANNA MAGULAK KARANNA EPAI..CHINA WALA 56BILLION VIYADAM KARALA HADAPU FIREWALL EKA 64kb PROGRAM EKA KIN HACK KARANNA PULUWAN NAM LANKAN PRESIDENT KOMADA APITA KOLE WAHANNE..OVA BORU WADA

  37. sunny's Gravatar sunny
    December 15, 2010 at 1:13 pm | Permalink

    ha ha ha… Sri Lanka is a country full of intelligent and talented people. but the problem is that they choose the most stupidest ones among them to rule the country, cause they got more important things to do……..

  38. May 12, 2011 at 5:57 pm | Permalink

    Yeah. I’m pretty sure that those who tried to access this list of sites will use a proxy. I do too.
    In otherwords, banning these sites only in Sri Lanka is really useless. If government want to stop watching porn in Sri Lanka, they must grow the spirit rather than taking legal actions.
    China had good reasons to block some web sites. Iraq and other countries’ presidents/kings were pretty stupid to block twitter/facebook, etc.

    Okay. Then, ban even Facebook. People use Facebook to date, these days – lol.

  39. Guest's Gravatar Guest
    August 13, 2011 at 7:46 am | Permalink

    Hi,
    I just came across this site. There are things many do not talk about. Human sexual feeling are increasing not only with the younger generation but also with the elder personnals. The route cause which I believe is due to type of chemical food we consume which increases the hormones to activate the feeling of human. Decease of PE is also increasing. Can this be stopped by banning websites, Raid on hotels, etc?? This can only be curtailed by promoting the cultivation of organic food. The State thus have a roll to play but public awareness would be more effective.
    Plus many more to discuss in a forum.

  40. Damsaari la rosa's Gravatar Damsaari la rosa
    June 5, 2012 at 4:59 pm | Permalink

    well sex is normal thing .. I think you guys should ban sri lankan politcians and ministers in Sri lanka parliment and their childrens !

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