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Minister Mangala Samaraweera alleges that the general public has lost confidence on traditional journalists.

Minister Mangala Samaraweera alleges that the general public has lost confidence on traditional journalists. The minister pointed out this atmosphere is created due to excessive use of smart phones. The reporters are trying to showcase a different picture to the public through their smartphone culture. As a result the standard and the quality of the news have deteriorated. Rumors and wrong information are being spread due to this menace. A dialogue on this issue is being conducted at worldwide level. This culture has to be changed. The schools and the teachers have a major role to play in this regard. The minister made these remarks at a workshop held today at Matara, Pearl Clip Hotel.