Flood Relief Sri Lanka 2017

Flood Relief Sri Lanka 2017

The rains that raged across Sri Lanka on the 28th of May 2017, started off massive floods as well as land and mudslides that forced over 500,000 people from their homes and took the lives of over 200 people. Galle, Kalutara, Matara and Ratnapura were the worst hit areas while smaller cities such as Akuressa, Baddegama and villages like Deniyaya were under considerable threat too. With the Bolgoda dam about to succumb to the huge water pressure the Panadura, Dehiwala areas were put on alert as well. Just as when…

Sri Lanka Weekly Social Media News Update 29/05/2017

Sri Lanka Weekly Social Media News Update 29/05/2017

Read our latest review of what went viral in Sri Lanka and across the world last week. This week our team wrote about: Our Blogs   Express with Care: A look at how the online expressions of Chitral Somapala, as a mature brand, backfired on social media.   What Went Viral in Sri Lanka?   Flooding in Sri Lanka brings out unlikely heroes   The severe flooding in Sri Lanka owing to the storm now passing close to the island, hundreds and thousands have been killed, deemed missing while entire…

Stage Collapse at NYE Party in Colombo

Stage Collapse at NYE Party in Colombo

The New Year’s Eve party at Hilton Hotel, Colombo descended into chaos as a stage platform holding many VIP guests collapsed at the stroke of the new year. Hundreds of people crashed on to the floor, whilst holding glasses and lit sparklers. Many of the guests suffered injuries, cuts and burns and around thirty people were rushed to the hospital. This unexpected and dreadful start to the new year is not what any of the guests looked forward to when they purchased the tickets costing around US $100. However, they…