Sri Lanka Social Media Weekly News Update

Sri Lanka Weekly Social Media News Update 09/10/2017

Here’s our latest update of what went viral last week on social media in Sri Lanka and across the world.

This week our team wrote about;

What went viral in Sri Lanka?

  • Rajitha Hiran’s comment on Iraj’s music video

Actor Rajitha Hiran spoke about the music video done by Iraj and criticized his actions. The video he posted went viral on Facebook. The fact that Iraj’s video was allegedly based upon senior artist Victor Rathnayake’s personal life had been scrutinized heavily since its release on social media in Sri Lanka and this is the most recent development in this.

  • GangaSudarsani or Maniyo and Chandimal

The incident of cricketer Chandimal receiving his blessings from Maniyo is another incident and good example of how personal matters and personal choices are getting criticized on social media in Sri Lanka. The post that was shared on Facebook went viral with many making fun of the cricketer’s beliefs while others stated that his personal life should remain private.

  • Rally against the selling of  Hambanthota port and airport

The police were brought in to control the crowds that rallied around to protest against the selling of the Hambantota Port and the Maththala Airport. The video was one more social media post that was viral last week.

This Week’s International Hubbub

  • Ghost caught on camera in Irish school release posted a video of what appeared to be a ghost that was caught on camera during the footage that was recorded. The post gathered many humorous comments and also was viral last week.

  • Las Vegas attack

The Las Vegas attack has been viral since it took place. This latest video that went viral is one where a witness recounts the incidents of that fateful incident that left many dead, injured and traumatized.

Stats of the Week

Bro is a Facebook page that is vastly popular today. They share incidents that are viral along with hot topics and the likes. However, they do not maintain a good relationship with their YouTube channel. If they were to upload their footage on a well maintained YouTube page, it is possible that they could gain access to a much wider audience.

Bro – බ්රෝ YouTube Channel statistics are as follows:

Total Subscribers -975
Total Videos -20
Total views -683,045

Bro Social media Weekly update

BBC Sinhala, ranked among the top five fastest Facebook pages in Sri Lanka. However, they do not maintain a good relationship with YouTube.  The fact that this is a news page means that they could easily use YouTube to increase their audience as well as market themselves more.

BC Sinhala YouTube Channel statistics are as follows:

Total Subscribers -0
Total Videos -26
Total views -532


Things you should know

  • Ditch Facebook Messenger and use Facebook Lite 

Facebook Messenger is much easier to use and is available on Android devices at the moment. Read more to find out why Lite is a  better choice than Messenger.


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