Lanka to publish pictures of accused porn actors

Last Updated: Thursday, November 4, 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 4, 2010 - 21:36

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