Sri Lanka Weekly Social Media News Update 27/11/2017

Sri Lanka Weekly Social Media News Update 27/11/2017

Here’s our latest update of what went viral on social media in Sri Lanka and around the world last week. This week our team wrote about; What went​ ​Viral​ ​in​ ​Sri​ ​Lanka? Delay of provincial election This video shared on the Newsfirst.lk Facebook page went viral with over 5k views with the postponing of the Provincial Elections taking the headlines. The Collective of Election Monitoring Organizations stated that the Provincial Council Elections Amendment Bill that was passed in the parliament was anti-democratic. Campaign for Free and Fair Elections or CaFFE…

Sri Lanka Weekly Social Media News Update 21/11/2017

Sri Lanka Weekly Social Media News Update 21/11/2017

Here’ our latest review of what went viral on social media last week in Sri Lanka and around the world. This week our team wrote about; Our Blogs Wilpattu and Social Media; how are the campaigns working towards saving Wilpattu faring so far? What went​ ​Viral​ ​in​ ​Sri​ ​Lanka? Violence in Ginthota The fights that occurred between Sinhalese and Muslim communities in the Ginthota area caused many injuries and the destruction of public property. The law had to intervene, imposing curfew in the areas affected so as to calm down…

Wilpattu and Social Media

Wilpattu and Social Media

How are the social media campaigns for Wilpattu faring so far? Wilpattu is a beautiful national park in Sri Lanka that has been the home to many different species of flora and fauna until recently where it faced a massive threat of complete deforestation followed by deaths of the animals who had made this their natural habitat. Minster Rishard Badiudeen has been the centre of focus, controversy and allegations with regards to the matter for some time now. Even two years ago, in 2015, there were summons on the minister…

Sri Lanka Weekly Social Media News Update 13/11/2017

Sri Lanka Weekly Social Media News Update 13/11/2017

Here’s our latest analytical overview of social media’s hottest topics in Sri Lanaka and around the world last week. This week our team wrote about; What went​ ​Viral​ ​in​ ​Sri​ ​Lanka? Government implements the SAITM solution The Tweet from Minister Harsha de Silva with regards to the SAITM solution and it’s conditions was met with strongly mixed comments that ranged from congratulating him on the solution of implementing various standards at SAITM to requests that asked the government to maintain the right rules if SAITM is to be continued and…

Domestic Violence and Social Media

Domestic Violence and Social Media

Social media has penetrated many levels of society and undoubtedly plays a pivotal role in influencing minds for both the positive and the negative. One sensitive area of social media and the impact of its role is domestic violence. Domestic violence can be either physical, verbal or emotional. We hear and see, almost every other day stories of victim abuse being recorded on Facebook Live and images on Snapchat that lead law enforcement to the perpetrators. Seeing as how social media acts as a bit of a double edged sword,…