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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2759

Misleading news with regard to President's website and social media accounts

Colombo, 13 February, (

President Maithripala Sirisena yesterday released a statement regarding the misleading news circulating on his social media sites.

As of today, the President or Presidential Secretariat has not appointed any individual to operate President Maithripala Sirisena's official website ( or personal website ( / lk) or any of the social media accounts - (, as claimed by some social media posts and websites.

"The team who were authorized to manage these accounts during the Presidential election are still in control of these accounts and sites."

"With responsibility, we assure all of you, the millions who supported Maithripala Sirisena to become the President, the article titled Social Media circulating among our esteemed supporters in social media has no basis or validity."

"The individual named, Zackey Ahmed, is currently not in control of any of these accounts," the statement noted.

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