Chinese Embassy Sri Lanka twitter account suspended

The official twitter account of the Chinese Embassy in Sri Lanka @ChinaEmbSL has been suspended.

Twitter said that the account has been suspended for violating the Twitter Rules.

The exact reason which led to the suspension on the basis of violating Twitter Rules is not known.

However just days earlier the Chinese Embassy twitter admin was engaged in a war of words with several twitter users.

The exchange was over the Chinese Government being accused of negligence in the spread of the coronavirus.

During the heated exchange on twitter the Chinese Embassy was at times accused of using undiplomatic language.

The Embassy, meanwhile, said that it has applied to Twitter seeking to unlock the account.

“This is double standards. There is so-called freedom of media, but on the other hand, they suspend and lock any account that is not on their agenda,” a Chinese Embassy spokesperson said.

Last week the Chinese Embassy launched a verbal attack on a leading local newspaper over comments published and attributed to two individuals who had accused China over the coronavirus.

The newspaper however defended its right to publish comments by anyone. (Colombo Gazette)


  1. It doesn’t surprise me, about time for Asians having their own social media network within Asia. It is an insult for billions of Asians to use minority’s social network in Asia.

  2. The Chinese must realise (eventually) that they cannot arrest and imprison every dissident around the world. Addressing criticism in an open and transparent manner rather than fighting it with petulant tantrums may be a far more productive policy.

    China’s image in Sri Lanka was already tarnished before this virus. As every petulant child finds out the hard way, disclosure is far better than discovery. And a lot less painful.

  3. Great Twitter!
    This is not China, it’s Sri Lanka upto now till China seize it by debt traps. Hope you will do it soon.

  4. Rascist chinese believeing inferior should take dictation from the middle in all matters. Well this is not china. We decide who can say what. Asian network to china means chinese controlled. Better the rascist west than rascist openly debt trapping chinese.

  5. all of you upwards should be ashamed of your words and your un-objective words. All of you are just cowards, pissing around on the networks. But do nothing to Lanka!


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