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)