18 August, 2019

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TRC Blocks Colombo Telegraph, Warns Service Providers To Maintain It’s A ‘Technical Glitch’

The Telecom Regulatory Commission has officially issued instructions to mobile service providers to block Colombo Telegraph and other critical websites on its servers, with a warning that the companies are to maintain to customers that the inability to view the sites on the networks were merely ‘technical’ problems, the Colombo Telegraph can reveal today.

Anusha Palpita

Anusha Palpita

It is part of the TRC’s campaign to officially censor the internet, but refuse to acknowledge it is doing so.

Mobile service providers including Etisalat and Dialog have been officially notified to block Colombo Telegraph by the TRC, it is learnt.

However when customers make inquiries about the blockade, the networks have been warned not to reveal the TRC instructions but to continue to maintain that there were technical glitches with regard to viewing the sites.

Colombo Telegraph is no longer available on Dialog and Etisalat networks and is regularly blocked on SLT and Mobitel servers.

TRC Director General Anusha Palpita has repeatedly denied blocking the Colombo Telegraph and other websites, and even claims he has never heard of the sites.

technical information of the blocking can be found here.

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    Anusha Palpita is a corrupt, shameless Rajapassa stooge.

    Being blocked by the regime is nothing but a badge of honour.

    Rajapassa is nervous and scared.

    Cheers!

    • 11
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      Who fears CT ?? Only those soaked hands in blood .

    • 5
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      CT – this means you are doing a great job
      hurting the cursed family. bring all their
      atrocities to limelight.
      jarapassas are dead scared.

    • 3
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      So, who are they most afraid of, the writers of the article or the commenters?

      Either way, I actually feel sorry for this pathetic regime minions, they look like they are trying to keep the rising flood waters from causing their perverted dreams from going under.

    • 3
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      Colombo Telegraph,

      “Mobile service providers including Etisalat and Dialog have been officially notified to block Colombo Telegraph by the TRC, it is learnt.”

      Great Free Publicity. Ask the subscribers to get off their network, if they cannot provide the service.

      Ask them to start a Hartal and disrupt their network.
      Clone the website into hundreds of URL. Make it go viral, in the U tube Facebook and elsewhere. Translate to Sinhala and Tail and Spread it

      Show that Anusha Pulpita aka Balupita is a Shill and an Ass licker.

      DeJa Vu…

      • 0
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        Agree.

        We must never backdown to fascists.

        Hope CT will flourish on both FB & Twitter.

        If Gota tries to block FB & Twitter, we will look like Syria, North Korea and Belarus.

        That means the end of the regime.

        Cheers!

  • 13
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    One day all exports to EU and US will get blocked. Others too can start playing the blocking game,not only Srilanka.When that happens don’t howl that it is not fair etc.Send your exports of tea,garments etc to china.

    • 2
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      “Send your exports of tea,garments etc to china.”
      Freight is expensive!
      Male would ship it as their own
      South indians get their exports to Fiji via Lanka.

  • 11
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    Anusha Palpola looks a [Edited out]. He has taken responsibility to protect MR regime. However, TRC comes under President and its Chairman is Lalith Weeratunga, Secretary to the President.

    • 1
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      He looks like a Tamil.

  • 7
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    Dear colombo Telegraph. Please find a way to educate people on how to use a proxy server to access this site, because most of them dont even have a clue as to what a proxy server is. Most think its a complicated thing. This is the only news outlet that has reliable, unbiased news. Most use facebook so do launch a campaign on it. Keep it simple and accurate.

    • 1
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      CT,

      There is technology available, and of course, people need to be informed.

      A Sample, by Googling.

      Circumventing Internet Censorship – Radio Free Asia
      http://www.rfa.org/about/help/web_access.html‎
      Radio Free Asia
      A variety of tools exist for users to overcome Internet censorship. … most popular, though not secure, ways to avoid Internet censorship is to use proxy servers.
      5 Ways to Bypass Internet Censorship and Filtering – How-To Geek

      http://www.howtogeek.com/…/5-ways-to-bypass-internet-censorship-a…‎
      by Chris Hoffman – in 1,639 Google+ circles
      Jul 10, 2013 – 5 Ways to Bypass Internet Censorship and Filtering. rusty-broken- … Blocked sites can also be accessed using a standard proxy. System-wide …

      Best 5 Anti-censorship Software Tools (proxy, VPN), Free ! (Tutorial …
      chinaview.wordpress.com/…/best-5-anti-censorship-software-tools-proxy…‎

      Apr 1, 2010 – UltraSurf allows you to overcome the censorship and blockage on the … HTTP or SOCKS proxy server, developed by non-profit organization …
      Iranians find ways to bypass Net censors | Politics and Law – CNET …

      news.cnet.com › News › Politics and Law‎
      CNET
      by Declan McCullagh
      Jun 17, 2009 – Proxy servers, Tor, Firefox plug-ins: the technological arsenal that Iranian Internet users deployed against the country’s legendary Net censors.

      Internet censorship circumvention – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
      en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Internet_censorship_circumvention‎
      Wikipedia

      Different techniques and resources are used to bypass Internet censorship, including … It is important to understand that open public proxy sites do not provide …
      Ultrasurf – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
      en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ultrasurf‎
      Wikipedia

      UltraSurf is a freeware Internet censorship circumvention product created by … central pool of proxy servers, enabling users to bypass firewalls and censorship.
      wanted: configurable proxy server package to overcome censorship
      https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-server/2009-June/003042.html‎
      wanted: configurable proxy server package to overcome censorship. James Dinkel jdinkel at gmail.com. Sat Jun 27 06:11:45 BST 2009. Previous message: …
      How to Overcome a Proxy | eHow
      http://www.ehow.com › Internet‎
      Craxy is a free proxy site that allows users to browse any Internet destination with security and anonymity. Craxy will overcome any restricting firewalls or filters …
      How to bypass internet censorship – The Times of India
      articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/…/44072568_1_internet-censorship-…‎

      Nov 14, 2013 – Internet censorship is one of the biggest issues today. In case … The proxy server fetches the website for you and displays it on your browser.

      Top 4 Tips on How to Overcome Broadband Internet Censorship.
      http://www.techspins.com/bypassing-internet-censorship-overcome-broadband…‎
      by Bryan Rego – in 1,266 Google+ circles

      Oct 26, 2013 – Top 4 Tips on How to Overcome Broadband Internet Censorship. … An open proxy is a proxy server that can be found freely online on any …
      Ad related to proxy servers to overcome censorship

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    • 0
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      Readers can access Colombo through the Tor Browser. 1. Download Tor at this website: https://www.torproject.org/download/download-easy.html
      2. Type Colombo Telegraph or Lankaenews or whatever you want in the blank left for “search”. 3. Enter. Voila. Click the website displayed and watch.

      Your service provider cannot block after you have downloaded the Tor program. Hurry.

  • 5
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    laughing animated photo: Laughing Monkey gif 1326467528216-animated_laughing_chimp.gif

    100 and one ways to skin a cat..huh ..

  • 7
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    TRC is unofficially blocking web sites so it is done under the personal directive of these stooges like Palpola who are appointed by the President. Politicisation of public office is the name of the game.

    They should be held resposible at a personal level and one day have to answer for their actions. Punishment should include confiscation of property and loss of civic rights etc.

  • 3
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    No secret Anusha Palpita is Govt a stooge.

  • 3
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    There are widespread set up talk that a new Internet brigade will be launched as most Navy personnel are also well trained now in this filed by Chinese it is based o Hear say-I don’t know how far it is true).
    also new regulations that can be used to ban any website based on inciting the people to rebel and thus cause instability in the Country ,,
    we don’t know how far it is true ,but am getting the hell out of this place from today ,yes I am scared ..

    Bye ,byes folks going to miss a lot of fun ,but I want to live..

  • 2
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    Anybody with me on taking this up in a court of law?

    • 3
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      You forgot that the head of the so-called judiciary is Hitlerpassa our mad dictator!

  • 4
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    All tyrannical regimes fear the truth.
    This regime hopes to ‘whitewash’ its record in international forums including the UN.
    But,truth is eternal and will prevail.

  • 2
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    Dear CT,

    As far as I know, many Tamils who can read & understand English, and have access to news sites on the internet know about colombo telegraph.

    But Most Sinhalese of that kind do not know about colombo telegraph. Pls advertise about CT on a local English news paper who have guts to publish your ad.

    Since I know many sinhalese who only read sinhala racist newspaper do not know what happened in the north, I always encourage my sinhala friends to read CT.

    BTW, As someone mentioned above educate people that using proxy is not a big issue.

  • 2
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    Not only is this Paltipa a Jarakashe stooge he is also most likely an un qualified and not so bright bum sucker who got promoted up for these qualities. In the Rajapakshe world the only qualification one needs is this. I know of others at the TRC who fit this description very well.

  • 1
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    He is laughing all the way to the bank.

  • 0
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    The Telecom Regulatory Commission of Sri Lanka is doing the right thing. Any website that is damaging the country with bias writings, misinformation and hiding the truth should be blocked. Readers who find websites who do not publish all views of their readers should be reported to the TRC and make sure they are blocked. Blocking such sites is not clamping press freedom.

    • 1
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      Mr.Nonsense
      your comment has not been blocked has it?How many websites would have allowed it?Certainly not the government propaganda websites if you had criticised the government let alone said that the website should have been blocked.Instead the editor would have submitted details of the commentator to gota and a white van would have come.

      This is a website that allows praise as well as criticism of the government.Government must take the criticism on board and try to become better for its own good. Govenment supporters like you are welcome on this site from what ii can see but if they are outnumbered by the other side can you blame CT for that or the government for its behaviour?

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        Shank
        You seem to be living in a fairy land! Why do you consider my comment as a statement a web site should not publish, unless they are guilty of what i state? Are you talking about the Sri lankan gov? Do you know what will happen to you if you write against the govs.. of the US or the UK in those countries? Did you say nothing will happen?? Colombo telegraph did not publish my post with regards to CTC and Gunaratna deformation case where I presented links showing the relationship between LTTE and the CTC. So you consider that to be ok?

        @eusense, yes, we edited out part of your comment and we have stated it with that comment too. Providing web links doesn’t mean they are facts. Read our comment policy before you comment – CT

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        Shank,
        You seems to be a low IQ living in a fairyland. What made you think my comments should be blocked by this website which you describe as “that allows praise as well as criticism of the government”?
        I don’t know where you live, why don’t you write against the US government in the New York times and see what happens? Or if you wish write in London Times against the UK gov. Then, let me know whether you are in Guantanamo bay or not.

        • 0
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          High IQ Nonsense

          “Then, let me know whether you are in Guantanamo bay or not.”

          At least my family will know where i’am.In srilanka they won’t know which part of the ocean/bay i am with a weight tied to my neck.

          • 0
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            Mr. Shank,
            Does it make a difference?

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              Mr.nonsense,for my family it does.See the anguish ekneligoda’s wife and children are going through with ministers shaving fun saying he was seen by them abroad etc while actually fed to the sharks.

              BTW are you saying if i do a article in the US and UK papers a white van is going to abduct me and send me to guantanamo bay.Nonsense.

  • 1
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    I think MR regime is trying to save many marriages that are threatened by spouses being addicted to commenting on CT.

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    You can access Colombo through the Tor Browser. 1. Download Tor at this website: https://www.torproject.org/download/download-easy.html
    2. Type Colombo Telegraph or Lankaenews or whatever you want in the blank left for “search”. 3. Enter. Voila. Click the website displayed and watch.

    Your service provider cannot block after you have downloaded the Tor program. Hurry.

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