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)