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Former Media Minister makes statement at FCID

Former Media Minister Keheliya Rambukwella appeared before the police Financial Crimes Investigations Division (FCID) today to make a statement.The United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) Parliamentarian was being questioned over alleged fraud said to have taken place at Selacine, the production house and advertising agency functioning under the Government.

Prince Harry condemns lies and misconceptions damaging young people in internet age

first_img“I can’t stand the idea of young kids and teenagers having to deal with these issues alone and not being able to talk about it with their parents, not being able to talk about it with their buddies at school because of fear of stigma, expectation.“You’ve got all of these children having lies and misconceptions thrusted upon them, rammed down their throats on a daily basis, where they think that everybody else’s life is absolutely perfect. Guess what? We all have mental fitness.“Growing up in this day and age, in this world where everything is thrown at you all the time, social media, internet, whatever it be. Prince Harry has condemned the “lies and misconceptions” of the internet age, saying he “cannot stand the idea” of a generation of young people dealing with their worries alone.Prince Harry, who this week spoke for the first time about his own mental health, said the “huge generation gap” between his upbringing and children today means the world and the monarchy must advance to keep up.Saying that sharing his own experience is part of his “duty and service” as a young royal, he added he was determined to help shatter the stigma around mental health to help young people realise that not everybody else’s life was “absolutely perfect”. The Duchess of Cambridge meets London Marathon runners In a series of television interviews, Prince Harry said he hoped his mother would be proud of him and his brother for their efforts, adding: “I know exactly what she would say. She would say ‘wow’ the appetite [for the public to speak about mental health] was there.”Earlier this week, Prince Harry told the Daily Telegraph how he had been to therapy after spending years repressing his feelings about the death of his mother, Diana, Princess of Wales.On Wednesday, he appeared in public for the first time since the interview to officially open the London Marathon, meeting runners taking part in aid of Heads Together. The Duchess of Cambridge meets London Marathon runnersCredit:Getty Prince Harry meets London Marathon runners and supportersCredit:Getty In an interview with Channel 5, he told Sian Williams, who is running the marathon for the charity along with the Telegraph’s Bryony Gordon, that he was acutely aware of the challenges facing a new generation.“There is a huge generational gap across the whole country and one thing we worry about the most is the younger generation,” he said.“There was no internet when I was born and the speed at which this world has advanced…we have to advance with it. It’s as simple as that. Prince Harry opens the London Marathon with five-year-old MellisaCredit:Getty Prince Harry speaks to Sian WilliamsCredit:Channel 5 Prince Harry opens the London Marathon with five-year-old Mellisa “I think from her perspective she would be overwhelmed and hugely encouraged by the fact that the UK – not known for wanting to talk about mental health issues – has suddenly got to this point.”In a separate event yesterday, the Duchess of Cambridge also met marathon runners at Kensington Palace, and launched a series of large Heads Together headbands adorning post boxes and monuments including Battersea Power Station ahead of Sunday’s event. “Just by sharing that little bit to help other people come forward and discuss their own issues – that sort of comes with the job, it comes with the role, and we can’t really do this whole campaign, ask everybody else to share and then not share ourselves,” he said.Asked by ITV whether his mother, Diana, Princess of Wales, would be proud of the Heads Together campaign, he said: “I hope so. I think she would be proud of the campaign, proud of everybody involved, proud of us.”But specifically proud of the UK for having this conversation. Prince Harry meets London Marathon runners and supporters Show more “There are stresses we have to deal with which the older generation had to deal with in different ways but it’s very, very different and quite unique now and therefore we as a country have to adapt.”He added: “Wouldn’t it be great if we could reduce the stigma and stop a whole other generation having to go through everything that we’ve gone through?”Prince Harry, 32, said he had felt a responsibility to share his own story about spending the year encouraging a “national conversation” about mental health in a series of events with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. Prince Harry speaks to Sian Williams Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings.last_img read more