Deputy Minister of Parliamentary Reforms and Mass Media Karunarathna Paranawithana has expressed the need for a law against social media users who spread hate speech. He noted that in other countries which practise freedom of speech and expression, there are stringent laws to punish hate speech promoters.

The Deputy Minister also stated that the local public is still not geared to use social media and that the government must take the initiative to work on building well-rounded citizens by conducting workshops.