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MR warns over Facebook politics

2014-10-13 03:32:33
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President Mahinda Rajapaksa on Saturday warned the parents on a move by certain quarters to drag the school children into politics using social networking websites such as Facebook.

He said that the government had received information about such attempts, which was raised in the Parliament as well recently and that he had ordered the authorities to initiate an investigation into it.

Addressing a function at the Panduwasnuwara National School the President also requested the political parties in the country not to use the students for political purposes and destroy their future.

Mr. Rajapaksa told the parents that the Facebook had been very popular among students and called on the parents to be watchful of the activities of their children.

He reminded the period in the past when students had been mobilised by political groups to engage in political activities which ended up in them being killed on roadsides.
 
“There were about sixty thousand names of those killed in a list I had compiled. Even Prabhakaran used the school children for his terrorist activities, the result of which we witnessed during the war,” the President stated.

He assured that he would not allow anybody to use school children for political purposes. (Pushpakumara Jayaratne)


  Comments - 14

  • Mithun Monday, 13 October 2014 03:42

    Obathumada Prabakaran kiyala namak nathuva politics karannada baa ne Sir.

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    lionel Monday, 13 October 2014 03:45

    Errors and misleading can be corrected through "comments" or counter stories.

    Reply : 0       2

    MALLAWATANTRI Monday, 13 October 2014 03:54

    DEAR MR.PRESIDENT, THE SCHOOL CHILDREN HAVE ALREADY BEEN DRAGGED INTO POLITICS BY THE GOVERNING AUTHORITIES AND OTHER INTERESTED ELEMENTS. THERE IS NOTHING MORE FOR SOCIAL MEDIA LIKE FACEBOOK TO DRAG THEM. MANY ORGANIZATIONS USE THIS MEDIUM TO CONVEY THEIR MESSAGED. SO, WHY WORRY, YOU DON'T HAVE TO FEEL THREATENED.

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    Ranil Monday, 13 October 2014 03:59

    for every one.....

    please leave the youth and the kids alone. It is too precious a time in life to concentrate on anything other than education and play. please leave them alone.

    Reply : 0       0

    gayan Monday, 13 October 2014 04:41

    Americans destroyed even countries with the help of Facebook.Young ones be careful.

    Reply : 2       1

    Lasiba Monday, 13 October 2014 05:04

    Commetofobia.

    Reply : 0       2

    Acchita haal karanda Monday, 13 October 2014 05:32

    no 1 cheating king

    Reply : 1       1

    wimal Monday, 13 October 2014 09:56

    Why yo bring Children for SLFP events. the same thing is politics.

    Reply : 0       1

    Yehiya Monday, 13 October 2014 09:59

    Say u Say me fb kill me

    Reply : 0       0

    suranjith lal Monday, 13 October 2014 10:01

    sir is it only for you can use school children for various activities. don't you feel that this is a politically motivated statements

    Reply : 0       2

    the last Dinosaur Monday, 13 October 2014 10:27

    I also see a lot of schools children in your propaganda events. ... no... no.. they must be aliens.... lol... via DM Android App

    Reply : 0       4

    Concern Citizen Monday, 13 October 2014 10:57

    In Colombo Schools some Government politicians have distributed exercise book with their picture including presidents son has done in in the south and north. Its too late to caution the parents president Lets live by what we say We need role models for this young generations

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    freebird Monday, 13 October 2014 11:39

    Then why are they take the school children for the functions attended by the president and ministers via DM Android App

    Reply : 0       3

    mount Monday, 13 October 2014 14:04

    Why so afraid.

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