Jan 13, Colombo: The much-talked about recording of telephone conversations and broadcasting those private conversations in public by the media demonstrate that the country's morality is deteriorating due to the distorted use of modern technology, the Speaker Karu Jayasuriya said.
Speaker Jayasuriya said that although modern technology contributes to the wellbeing of a country, the society is seen to be moving towards deterioration at present due to the enslavement to technology.
Speaker Karu Jayasuriya made this observation while participating as chief guest in a ceremony held at the Bodhirukkarama Raja Maha Viharaya, Padavi Sripura, Alivanguwa to mark the presentation of credentials to Venerable Millewe Sumanatissa Thera.
The Speaker noted that mobile phone and modern communication methods have shattered the parent-child relationships and family relationships and added that the countries like us who have imported and used this technology have gone into a spiritual decline more than the countries that produced the technology.
“Although the personal information including telephone conversations that should not be made public, is enjoyed as delicacies now, looking back on these events after a long time, we will greatly regret the moral decline of our time,” he said.
However, the need to take immediate action against if anything exposed is illegal, cannot be discarded, the Speaker added.
“It is the responsibility of all those responsible to liberate the country from this situation for the sake of future generations,” the Speaker said adding that in doing so the guidance of the Maha Sangha and the village temple would be essential.
The Speaker said Sri Lanka which is the main center of Theravada Buddhism in the world should give Dharma Dana to the world.