Lanka to publish pictures of accused porn actors
Last Updated: Thursday, November 04, 2010, 21:36
  
Colombo: A Sri Lankan magistrate on Thursday ordered police to publish photographs of 83 local pornography actors in a bid to identify and arrest them for violating obscenity laws, officials said.

Police told Colombo Fort magistrate Lanka Jayaratne that the men and women featured on 180 Sri Lankan pornographic websites that have been blocked by telecommunications regulators.

"We now have a court order to publish the photographs in the national press and seek public assistance to identify and arrest them," a police officer said, declining to be named.

He said the actors faced up to six months jail or a fine of USD 90 dollars, or both, if convicted.

The government has asked the Sri Lankan Telecommunications Regulatory Commission to prevent Internet users in the country accessing websites that feature local men and women.

Other porn sites featuring non-Sri Lankans remain available, however.

PTI


First Published: Thursday, November 04, 2010, 21:36


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