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The Prime Minister says the government has not intension to block social media.

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe says the government has no intension to block social media websites. However, they should be utilized positively as they can have considerable influence to economic, education and many other sectors. During the recent past some extremist elements used social media to spread sentiments and violence. Therefore, a system should be arranged to prevent such misuses of social media in future. The Prime Minister made these comments participating in a ceremony at the Isipathana College in Colombo this morning. The newly constructed swimming pool was declared open by the Prime Minister. He further said that the violence in Kandy has caused a negative impact on tourism industry. However, the government will not block social media and will have talks with representatives of Facebook how to use them in a more responsible manner.