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Banning of social media network Facebook, is impracticable as modern technology needs to be used, President Mahinda Rajapaksa said at an event held at Keragala Pathmawathie Pirivena on Monday.

“Today Facebook is used even at Pirivenas. New technological tools should be used. They cannot be banned. Enforcing laws against them would be futile,” he said.

“It’s up to parents to pay attention to the conduct of their children and ensure their protection. I believe that the recent tragic incidents related to Facebook happened due to the young victims’ lack of understanding about social media. Not only school children but also young Buddhist monks at Pirivenas should also be careful in using social media,” he said. (Darshana Sanjeewa)
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  • Bawnis Kalubaba Wednesday, 26 February 2014 03:31 AM

    Mr. President, thank you for changing your mind. Please keep away the evil men guides you in the wrong track.

    Aruna Thursday, 27 February 2014 02:51 AM

    May be not particle till election ends ?

    Yati Koottuwa Wednesday, 26 February 2014 08:17 PM

    Why the government shouldn’t and will not crack down on FB or even the Internet for that matter?

    Because it has become one of the least costly and the most sensible way to monitor its citizens in collusion with the 1% billionaires who own it and are making a killing off of creating an intellectually bankrupt society. George Orwell got to be turning in his grave.

    Long live Facebook!

    Sagara Wednesday, 26 February 2014 06:27 AM

    Volley Bastian; M.S. Fernando

    Praja Pathirana Wednesday, 26 February 2014 05:25 AM

    Girl burned herself over a love affair. Why not ban love affairs?

    Sujan Wednesday, 26 February 2014 04:40 AM

    Exactly!!! don't we protect our children from getting shock from electricity when they were kids!!! did we stop using electricity instead???/

    Karigalan Wednesday, 26 February 2014 04:33 AM

    Banning ur famil from politices will be better for SL for ever

    Ai Moko-Bayada Wednesday, 26 February 2014 03:49 AM

    our money + 41 presidential advisers = Now speak

    Sagara Wednesday, 26 February 2014 03:35 AM

    Use the technology to counter.

    Ai Moko-Bayada Wednesday, 26 February 2014 03:31 AM

    Ai moko dan votes tika nativai kiyala bayada natam Geniva paranayata abayada. Pissu double tamai may ratay wala tyane appa

    lankan Tuesday, 25 February 2014 08:58 PM

    atleast he has understood the truth via DM Android App

    BuffaloaCitizen Wednesday, 26 February 2014 03:22 AM

    We need to ban your face grinning at us from every nook and corner.

    sg Wednesday, 26 February 2014 03:14 AM

    Other than fb there are many critical issues that require your opinions.

    dana Wednesday, 26 February 2014 06:27 AM

    oposition needs topics to drag the campaign. via DM Android App

    mj Tuesday, 25 February 2014 10:04 PM

    so true via DM Android App

    ameer Tuesday, 25 February 2014 04:30 PM

    Wise and insightful words from a leader. What a contrast to politicians like Moda Wimal and the rest of the buffoons..

    Shiiraan Nooramith Tuesday, 25 February 2014 03:52 PM

    Well said Mr.President .

    miji Tuesday, 25 February 2014 09:10 PM

    yeah yeah for u r campaign too needed the fb via DM Android App

    DHA Tuesday, 25 February 2014 03:35 PM

    I simply don't understand there are more issues this country needs sorted out and everyone is more concern about FB.....UNP was taking about it JVP later and now the president.....

    Eric Dubai Tuesday, 25 February 2014 08:59 PM

    Good comment by President. via DM Android App


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