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,…

Sri Lanka Weekly Social Media News Update 30/10/2017

Sri Lanka Weekly Social Media News Update 30/10/2017

Here’s our latest analytical overview of the viral news on social media is Sri Lanka and across the globe last week. This week our team wrote about; What went viral in Sri Lanka  Foreigner’s baggage checked by a group claiming to be police One news headline that went viral on social media last week was the Facebook Live video that was uploaded by a foreigner; Adam Kelvick whose vehicle is stopped by an anonymous group claiming to be the CID. The foreigner refuses to corporate on account of the fact…

Sri Lanka Weekly Social Media News Update 23/10/2017

Sri Lanka Weekly Social Media News Update 23/10/2017

Here’s our latest overview of the hottest topics on social media in Sri Lanka and around the world last week. This week our team wrote about; Our Blogs #Metoo; the inside out of the trend that took over the internet What went​ ​Viral​ ​in​ ​Sri​ ​Lanka? Meteors in the southern sky There was quite a stir on social media last week with the meteor shower that was visible from the southern area of the country. While there were many rumours on certain news sites that it could be some kind…