Brigadier Vs LTTE supporters Vs Social Media

Brigadier Vs LTTE supporters Vs Social Media

For past four days, Social Media is having a great number of mentions of Brigadier Priyankara Fernando. This was due to his throat cutting gesture to the protesters who were waving LTTE flags outside the Sri Lankan High Commission in London on Sri Lanka’s independence day. After the incident,the brigadier was immediately suspended for inquiries by the foreign ministry of Sri Lanka and later he was reinstated as ordered by President Maithripala Sirisena. We have picked a few from the large number of social media mentions regarding the matter. Outraged…

Alcohol Ban On Sri Lankan Women

Alcohol Ban On Sri Lankan Women

Since lifting the alcohol ban on women last week, social media had many postings regarding the decision and more and more opinions are being posted after President Sirisena reinstating the ban. As always with lifting the ban both positive and negative thoughts were published on it. Although the Spokesperson of Finance Ministry has said “The idea was to restore gender neutrality”, a lot of criticism was going on saying the government is encouraging the drinking and this would threaten the nation’s Buddhist values. Then on Sunday the President has said…

Sri Lanka Weekly Social Media News Update 27/12/2017

Sri Lanka Weekly Social Media News Update 27/12/2017

Here’s our latest update for what went viral during the last week on social media in Sri Lanka and around the world. This week our team wrote about What went​ ​Viral​ ​in​ ​Sri​ ​Lanka? Government remove the asbestos ban It has come to light that Russia removed the restriction on tea after Sri Lanka removed the restriction on asbestos. The post drew much attention as people compared the difference between the two governments, one that tries to look out for the safety of its people and one that has absolutely…

Sri Lanka Weekly Social Media News Update 18/12/2017

Sri Lanka Weekly Social Media News Update 18/12/2017

Here’s our latest review for the hottest topics on social media in Sri Lanka and around the world last week This week our team wrote about; What went​ ​Viral​ ​in​ ​Sri​ ​Lanka? Sriyani Wijewickrama to support the President MP from Digamadulla Sriyani Wijewickrama was sworn in as the State Minister of provincial Councils recently and the tweet sent out from the Twitter account of President Maithreepala Sirisena got much attention on social media. Digamadulla MP Sriyani Wijewickrama, Attorney-at-Law, was sworn-in as State Minister of Provincial Councils and Local Government, a…

Sri Lanka Weekly Social Media News Update 11/12/2017

Sri Lanka Weekly Social Media News Update 11/12/2017

Here’s our latest update of what went viral during the last week on social media in Sri Lanka and around the world This week our team wrote about; What went​ ​Viral​ ​in​ ​Sri​ ​Lanka? Snakes on the beach With the climatic changes that Sri Lanka saw within the last couple of weeks, including the stormy weather, one of the aftermaths was that what was deemed to be sea snakes were caught by the hundreds to the nets of anglers along the Batticloa area. The news spread like wildfire on social…