Sri Lanka Budget 2019

Sri Lanka Budget 2019

Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera presented the 2019 National Budget of Sri Lanka on the 05th of March. The budget is ‘aimed at growth powered by private enterprise and is determined to pursue a liberal outward oriented economy’. This budget was also reported as being an extension of the Enterprise Sri Lanka concept that was introduced previously in the Blue-Green Budget. Many aspects of this budget have been spoken about widely since they were announced. This includes the Home Sweet Home loan system allows young couples or those buying a house…

Brigadier Vs LTTE supporters Vs Social Media

Brigadier Vs LTTE supporters Vs Social Media

For past four days, Social Media is having a great number of mentions of Brigadier Priyankara Fernando. This was due to his throat cutting gesture to the protesters who were waving LTTE flags outside the Sri Lankan High Commission in London on Sri Lanka’s independence day. After the incident,the brigadier was immediately suspended for inquiries by the foreign ministry of Sri Lanka and later he was reinstated as ordered by President Maithripala Sirisena. We have picked a few from the large number of social media mentions regarding the matter. Outraged…

Alcohol Ban On Sri Lankan Women

Alcohol Ban On Sri Lankan Women

Since lifting the alcohol ban on women last week, social media had many postings regarding the decision and more and more opinions are being posted after President Sirisena reinstating the ban. As always with lifting the ban both positive and negative thoughts were published on it. Although the Spokesperson of Finance Ministry has said “The idea was to restore gender neutrality”, a lot of criticism was going on saying the government is encouraging the drinking and this would threaten the nation’s Buddhist values. Then on Sunday the President has said…

Sri Lanka Weekly Social Media News Update 27/12/2017

Sri Lanka Weekly Social Media News Update 27/12/2017

Here’s our latest update for what went viral during the last week on social media in Sri Lanka and around the world. This week our team wrote about What went​ ​Viral​ ​in​ ​Sri​ ​Lanka? Government remove the asbestos ban It has come to light that Russia removed the restriction on tea after Sri Lanka removed the restriction on asbestos. The post drew much attention as people compared the difference between the two governments, one that tries to look out for the safety of its people and one that has absolutely…

Sri Lanka Weekly Social Media News Update 18/12/2017

Sri Lanka Weekly Social Media News Update 18/12/2017

Here’s our latest review for the hottest topics on social media in Sri Lanka and around the world last week This week our team wrote about; What went​ ​Viral​ ​in​ ​Sri​ ​Lanka? Sriyani Wijewickrama to support the President MP from Digamadulla Sriyani Wijewickrama was sworn in as the State Minister of provincial Councils recently and the tweet sent out from the Twitter account of President Maithreepala Sirisena got much attention on social media. Digamadulla MP Sriyani Wijewickrama, Attorney-at-Law, was sworn-in as State Minister of Provincial Councils and Local Government, a…