Sri Lanka topped the list of having searched for the word ‘sex’ in 2013, while India followed at the second spot, Google reported.
to statistics issued by Google, Sri Lanka came first for the third
consecutive year since 2011 in the internet ‘sex’ search category.
it came to the breakdown of data by cities, Nugegoda, Homagama and
Colombo topped the list of people Goggling the term ‘sex’ in 2013 in the
Western Province, while Kandy and Galle came first in their respective
provinces. Among the cities in the
island Nugegoda has been placed first while ,Homagama and Colombo have
been placed second and third.
According to Google Trends, the search for the
term peaked in Sri Lanka during the week April 14-20, 2013, even as the
partial data for December 08-14, 2013 showed it as second highest week
during which the term was Googled in 2013.
According to the list of sex searching countries India, Timor, Ethiopia and Bangladesh moved from second place to fifth place.
Director General of the Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (TRC)
Anusha Pelpita said about 1,500 pornographic web sites had been blocked
during the past three years.
“Issues arise when underage children
searched for this kind of sites. The Education Ministry also has a
responsibility to discipline children,” he said.
could not be stopped by only blocking sites,” he said adding that future
steps would be taken to stop children from searching for ‘sex’ on the