Sri Lanka Weekly Social Media News Update 16/10/2017

Sri Lanka Weekly Social Media News Update 16/10/2017

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? Anti-SAITM rally The Anti-SAITM rally that was recently held, ended with a tear gas attack from the police when they were brought in to control the situation that had gotten out of control. The post that was shared on the Facebook page Ada Derana Sinhala, went viral instantly. Impromptu railway strikes The sudden railway strike that happened in…

Sri Lanka Weekly Social Media News Update 18/09/2017

Sri Lanka Weekly Social Media News Update 18/09/2017

​Here’s our latest weekly review of the viral news topics on social media in Sri Lank and across the world for the last week. This week our team wrote about; Went​ ​Viral​ ​in​ ​Sri​ ​Lanka? Anti-SAITM rally and bomb threats This video of vehicles that took part in the recently held anti-SAITM being checked by the STF due to orders from Minister Rajitha Senarathne who feared that they may be carrying bombs went viral on Facebook. Ranjan Ramanayake’s statement Ranjan Ramanayake’s statement about corruption, double standards when treating normal prisoners…

Sri Lanka Weekly Social Media News Update 11/09/2017

Sri Lanka Weekly Social Media News Update 11/09/2017

Here’s our latest overview of the hottest topics on social media in Sri Lanka and across the world in the past week. This week our team wrote about; Our Blogs Social Media and Sri Lanka’s top exporters; are the leaders in Sri Lanka’s export sector utilizing social media as much as they should be? ​Went​ ​Viral​ ​in​ ​Sri​ ​Lanka? Extreme Weather in Sri Lanka It looks it’s that time of the year again when the country gets flooded. This has become almost sort of a norm now for the past…

Sri Lanka Weekly Social Media News Update 28/08/2017

Sri Lanka Weekly Social Media News Update 28/08/2017

Here’s our latest update of what went viral during the last week on social media in Sri Lanka and around the world. This week our team wrote about: Our Blogs No more polythene? – with the impending polythene ban set for the 01st of September 2017 in Sri Lanka. We look at the different perspectives and stands taken by different affected parties. What​ ​Went​ ​Viral​ ​in​ ​Sri​ ​Lanka? Anura Kumara and Rajitha Senarathne’s fight in the parliament. The video of the argument that broke out between Minister Rajitha Senarathne and…

No more polythene?

No more polythene?

With the impending polythene ban set for the 01st of September 2017 in Sri Lanka. We look at the different perspectives and stands taken by different affected parties. The President, Maithreepala Sirisena stated some time ago that there would be a total polythene ban in Sri Lanka starting on the 01st September 2017. The use of any polythene, even shopping bags and lunch sheets which have now become everyday items to the majority of the public would also be banned. The move drew mixed reactions from all segments of society…