Sri Lanka Weekly Social Media News Update 21/08/2017

Sri Lanka Social Media Weekly News Update

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

This week our team wrote about:

What​ ​Went​ ​Viral​ ​in​ ​Sri​ ​Lanka?

  • Shiranthi and Rohitha Rajapaksa interrogated

The interrogation of Shirantha Rajapaksa with regards to the Thajudeen murder and Rohitha Rajapaksa with regards to a satellite that was deployed during the time of the Rajapaksa government was trending on social media in Sri Lanka this part week. The issue was made into puns and memes and the post on the Facebook page of Live at 7 went viral with the comments clearly divided between those who support the Rajapaksa government and those who support the Yahapalanaya government.

  • Minister Wijayadasa Rajapaksa and the decision of the UNP against him

After Ravi Karunanayake resigned last week, another minister has been in the limelight for entirely different reasons. Minister Wijayadasa Rajapaksa spoke openly about his opposition with regards to the leasing of the Hambantota Port which caused a lot of upheaval against him in his party. While ministers are asking him to resign, the audience on his page favoured him as expected.

  • Tax reduction for sale of motorcycles imported from Japan

One other news that was trending last week was the statement from the government that the taxes on motorcycles imported from Japan. The Facebook page Bro, tries to give an analysis of how much and in what manner this will happen, because the majority of the public does not fully understand the circumstances of this relief.

  • Sri Lankan cricket takes another hard blow

This particular post on the Sri Lanka Cricket page went viral in the past 12 hours after India won the 01st match of the ODI series by 09 wickets. Many of the public seem to have lost their faith in the future of Sri Lanka’s cricket which can be seen clearly in their comments on the post. This latest defeat comes after a very hard time for cricket in Sri Lanka’s history with fans getting visibly upset and last week after a minister went on social media to publicly troll the team.

This Week’s International Hubbub

  • Nothing Much Here. Just Jacqueline Fernandez And Her Uber Cool Dance Moves

Jacqueline Fernandez dancing with her choreographer in practice for a workshop and the video went viral on Instagram last week.

  • Sunny Leone visits Kerala

A massive crwod gathered to welcome and see Sunny Leone when she visited the area of Kerala recently. The actress has constantly been put in controversy for her beginnings.

Stats of the Week

SL Diaries an entertainment Facebook page scored among the top five fastest growing in Sri Lanka last week. They maintain a good relationship with their YouTube channel which could be a contributing factor to their good viewership and fan base.

SL Diaries YouTube Channel statistics are as follows:
Total Subscribers -15,058
Total Videos -65
Total views -1,641,822

SL Diaries Sr Lanka Weekly social media news update

We wrote before on Shaa FM when they came in among the top five fastest growing media Facebook pages in Sri Lanka. However, even though they have retained their position, the connection with YouTube has not improved from the last time’s stats.

Shaa Fm YouTube Channel statistics are as follows:
Total Subscribers -10,192
Total Videos -999
Total views -7,967,743

Shaa FM Sri Lanka weekly social media news update

Things you should know

  • Facebook adds two new updates to reduce video clickbait from News Feed

Facebook introduced new updates at the beginning of the year to reduce the amount of clickbait content on the network. The tech giant has now introduced two more updates to restrict the amount of such posts from showing up on the News Feed. Read here to find out more about how Facebook is combating the spread of clickbait content.

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