Political Campaigning on Social Media

Political Campaigning on Social Media

The Sri Lankan Provincial Council Elections 2013 to elect members for the Northern, Central and North Western Provincial Councils is just few days away. Whilst the candidates and political parties are busy with their rallies, visits and meetings, we take a look at their campaigning on social media platforms, reviewing the participation, content and fan interaction. Relatively  few of the politicians and parties are found to be using social media for their propaganda activities. Dedicated social pages are being used to promote messages, increase popularity and invite more people to…

English Newspapers in Social Media

English Newspapers in Social Media

The print news industry in Sri Lanka inaugurated in the year 1909 with the first English newspaper – Daily News – being published in 1918. This century long industry has seen many new newspapers being initiated whilst some others are no longer in circulation. Around 25 Sinhala, Tamil and English newspapers are published daily and weekly, with nine of them being English. The presence of these English newspapers in social media is very much at an active level, with most accounts having multiple posts each day. Ceylon Today’s Facebook page…

Sri Lankan Car Industry in Social Media

Sri Lankan Car Industry in Social Media

Latest reports show that there are 25 cars for every 100 people in Sri Lanka. This suggests that there around 5 million motor vehicles in the country at the moment. The car market in this island nation is well popular for family vehicles, sedans, compact cars and SUVs. The usage is dominated by Toyotas, Nissans and Hyundais, apart from the numerous buses and three wheelers. In this article, we take a look at the Sri Lankan car industry in social media, the content posted on the social pages and their…