Sri Lanka Social Media Weekly News Update

Sri Lanka Weekly Social Media News Update 03/04/2017

Read our latest social media analysis of the hottest topics in Sri Lanka and across the world

This week our team wrote about:

What Went Viral in Sri Lanka?

  • Anchor song by Umaria Singhawansa

The theme song for the Anchor milk powder sung by famous local vocalist, Umaria Signhawansa went viral on facebook with over 1M views, 30k reactions 3k shares and over 400 comments.

  • Parliamentarian Wimal Weerawansa falls ill

Parliamentarian Wimal Weerawansa has been in the news and the social medai over the past couple of months with his statements and arrest. On Sunday, he made headlines again after facing critical health complications, for which he was admitted to the prison hospital. However on the 29th March 2017, he was transferred to the Colombo National Hospital as his condition needed serious attention. With over 25k views, the majority of the comments on this video on Facebook are divided into two categories: those who wish him a speedy recovery and those who believe that his illness has been fabricated

This Week’s International Hubub

  • Thirsty cobra affected by the drought in Karnataka, India calmly accepts a drink of water from a villager straight from a water bottle.

This post does not need much description. It’s a great show of compassion and the world needs more of it right now.

  • The BBC’s Benjamin Zand meets Lebanon’s hashish kingpin: the drug dealer

This video of Benjamin Zand meeting the hashish kingpin from Lebanon went viral on Facebook with over 01 million views.


Stats of the Week

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Things you should know

  • Facebook Imitates Snapchat Again With Camera Filters and Stories

Facebook seems to be definitely in a fierce competition with Snapchat as was clear when they announced the roll out of three new camera related and sharing features. The new features are known by Camera, Stories and Direct. Facebook also stated that these features will be available globally during the course of the week.

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