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Longer the social media ban, greater the damage: US

13 March 2018 03:32 pm - 18     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


The longer the social media ban persists in Sri Lanka, the greater the damage to tourism, the IT sector, business and the nation's reputation for freedom and openness, US Ambassador Atul Keshap said today.

In a tweet, the Ambassador said so many Sri Lankans also rely on social media to connect with their loved ones overseas.

  Comments - 18

  • ANTON Tuesday, 13 March 2018 03:42 PM


    Redmax Tuesday, 13 March 2018 04:21 PM

    Lankan shown more productivity while FB was blocked.

    Saman Tuesday, 13 March 2018 04:26 PM

    Longer the social media ban, greater the damage to Government. Find a way to arrest and prevent the culprits when facebook is on or else they will find new and more innovative ways.

    hans perlee Tuesday, 13 March 2018 04:42 PM

    those ways are found allready and nobody can trace those people who spread. hate.

    Shan Tuesday, 13 March 2018 04:26 PM

    There is growing unrest among the people for those it is essential. Prolonged ban is not advisable.

    Scooby Doo Tuesday, 13 March 2018 04:27 PM

    Seems like Mr.Keshap is addicted to social media.

    hans perlee Tuesday, 13 March 2018 04:40 PM

    Why you think that? We live in the year 2018, not in 1818. Social media is a normal thing these days. But ib guess you have no family abroad. Or maybe not even a computer or smart phone.

    Jayantha D Tuesday, 13 March 2018 04:30 PM

    Unfortunately our politicians are not aware of he value of openness because they are brains are rightly closed .

    Narayana Tuesday, 13 March 2018 04:33 PM

    You also respinsible this roughs keeoing in power against people wish as Po,ice Junta

    sumith Tuesday, 13 March 2018 04:46 PM

    Your are correct, thanks for araising the voice at the correct time, our people always learns from mistakes.

    BuffaloaCitizen Tuesday, 13 March 2018 04:50 PM

    In a country where majority believe that a Kottu Rotti from an Ampara Kottu Rotti shop can cause sterilization, what you state is beyond their comprehension.

    Arnold Tuesday, 13 March 2018 04:50 PM

    Longer the social media ban, greater the damage TO THE US ECONOMY!!USA makes most of their money through social media.

    Jim Tuesday, 13 March 2018 04:53 PM

    An interesting opinion on the day that the UN observer said that Facebook was very much to blame for the build up of hatred against the Rohingas in Myanmar.Facebook needs to actually stop hate speech or just close down for all of our sakes. Pious assurances and platitudes both butter no parsnips, Sir.The only good thing is that people can see what an abomination Facebook has become.

    Suresh Tuesday, 13 March 2018 05:13 PM

    Dear Mr.Keshap try making things better in your country rather than poking your nose into other countries internal affairs. We Srilankans can manage to solve our problems.

    Senewi Tuesday, 13 March 2018 05:14 PM

    The longer the social media ban greater the loss in vote bank in the next elections.

    mangala Tuesday, 13 March 2018 05:20 PM

    Thank you sir, these people can't understand it.

    Social thinker Tuesday, 13 March 2018 09:26 PM

    It should be other way around sir. Without social media we have so much of spare time in our life so that we can live real life, talk to parents, talk to children, talk to neighbor, do exercises, etc etc. All these are banned due to social media.

    Srian Obeyesekere Wednesday, 14 March 2018 02:51 PM

    The people will give the right response to this when they have to because its the peoples sovereignty!

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