July 21, 2008
Sri Lanka Bans Lending Mobile Phones to Friends
Sri Lanka's government is planning to introduce new legislation which would require mobile phone users to carry a certificate of ownership at all times when carrying their phone around. The new law, which is claimed to be aimed at cutting down on terrorist activity would also forbid lending the phone to other people. Cellular News reports.
"The proposals come from the Telecommunication Regulatory Authority (TRC), which is also requiring proof of identity to be provided when a phone is purchased in future.
The regulator said that it has taken this step �to avert irregularities and illegal activities while minimizing threats to national security created by the irresponsible use of telephones.�"
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