The President Mahinda Rajapaksa has stated that the Facebook is has negative influence on children and that the parents should pay more attention to it. He further claimed that he cautioned the parents about it three to four years ago.
The President made these comments at the event organized to open the newly constructed Mahindodaya Laboratory at the Hettipola Maha Vidyalaya on Saturday (Feb 22) concurrent to Deyata Kirula National Development Exhibition.
Speaking at the event, the President said: “What we will be left with are these children. No matter what we do, I believe that if we let these children go astray, then there will be no benefit for our country.
There is something that I constantly say. I said this about three to four years ago when Facebook came, that it was not a good thing. Parents must be more cautious. Children should have a better understanding of this.”