Sri Lanka Weekly Social Media News Update 04/09/2017

Sri Lanka Weekly Social Media News Update 04/09/2017

Here’s our latest update for trending news on social media in Sri Lanka and across the world. This week our team wrote about: What​ ​Went​ ​Viral​ ​in​ ​Sri​ ​Lanka? Sri lankan cricket fans upset after the latest loss The Sri Lankan cricket team has suffered consequent losses in the recent past and this seems to have gotten to loyal fans finally, as was seen when they protested after a defeat, accusing the cricket council and the cricketers of letting them down and inefficiency. The video went viral on Facebook and…

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…

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

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

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…

Instagram in Sri Lanka

Instagram in Sri Lanka

A survey summary on the most and least followed Instagram accounts in Sri Lanka based on several categories Instagram is no stranger to the social media using community in Sri Lanka. However, when compared to Facebook or Twitter, the usage is not as high. The social media platform is yet to penetrate society in Sri Lanka. Here are some of the most prominent statistics that stood out for us during our survey to gain an idea on the Instagram usage in Sri Lanka by prominent figures and brands. Political figures…