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Nuisance calls, punishable by law!

The Telecommunication Regulatory Commission of Sri Lanka (TRCSL) states that making telephone calls to cause annoyance or sending of indecent messages are punishable by law.

The TRCSL has stated this in a public sms message.

SMS caused panic

On a separate count, Petroleum Resources Development Minister Arjuna Ranatunga said he would
write to the President about the SMS that triggered the public which resulted in panic buying of fuel and an inquiry will be immediately initiated once the fuel issue is resolved.

The Minister said a SMS by an anonymous source triggered created panic amongst the public which led to panic buying of fuel for three consecutive days.

"This created a surge in demand at fuel stations that resulted in the rapid depletion of stocks at these stations,"he said.