Social Media and The Sri Lankan Forces

Social Media and The Sri Lankan Forces

A look at the usage of Facebook by the Sri Lankan armed forces. The recent flooding in Sri Lanka pushed us to look into the method in which this was handled by the relevant authorities, with social media as a focus. The fact that many instances where social media could have been used to better the management of the crisis were overlooked, was observed. Here is what we found out about the use of social media by the military forces of Sri Lanka in comparison to some of our neighbouring…

Social Media for Disaster Management

Social Media for Disaster Management

A Comparison The recent flooding in Sri Lanka and the manner in which it was dealt with, pushed us to analyse the manners in which other countries, especially Asian countries, had dealt with similar situations before, along with how social media was used for the process. So here’s what we found out. Nepal Earthquake 2015 Let’s take a quick look at some of the biggest disasters that were experienced by other countries. A good example to start off with would be the unprecedented earthquake that hit Nepal on the 25th…

Sri Lanka Weekly Social Media News Update 05/06/2017

Sri Lanka Weekly Social Media News Update 05/06/2017

Here’s our latest social media update on the trending new last week in Sri Lanka and around the world. This week our team wrote about: Our Blogs Flood Relief Sri Lanka 2017 – An in-depth look at the flood relief system in Sri Lanka and the role of social media in it. Did the authorities get it right? Did help reach the affected quickly and correctly? What could we have done better? What Went Viral in Sri Lanka? Flooding in Sri Lanka Heavy rains and winds caused flooding in almost…

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…