Sri Lanka Social Media Weekly News Update

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.

  • Lucion Pushparaj won global Mr. Atlas competition

Lucion Pushparaj, athlete and body builder who also won the title of Iron Man in 2013 has brought fame to the country once more with his win at the Mr. Atlas competition. The post on Facebook received many comments and shares with his fans wishing him the best for future endeavours.

This Week’s International Hubbub

  • Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma wedding

Anushka Sharma, Bollywood actress and Virat Kohli tied the knot last week in Tuscany. The couple has been rather popular with fans and this post was something that went viral across social media among fans all around the world.

  • The Karnataka government on Friday denied permission to Bollywood actor Sunny Leone to perform at a New Year’s Eve show in Bengaluru.

The Karnataka government denied permission to the Bollywood actor Sunny Leone. She was supposed to perform in Bengaluru for the New Year’s Eve when people threatened to commit mass suicide if she does; the notion coming from the fact that she was a former adult entertainer. The post on Mensxp went viral.

Insta of the Week

  • Passport therapy’s image of the Temple of Tooth Relic in Kandy got over 600 likes on Instagram.


Standing before the Temple of the Sacred Tooth | this Buddhist temple houses the relic of the tooth of Buddha | On Wednesdays there is a symbolic bathing of the relic with an herbal preparation made from scented water and fragrant flowers 🌸 | This holy water is believed to contain healing powers and is distributed among those present 🙌🏼 • • • • • #srilankadaily #srilankatravel #srilankatrip #asia_vacations #tlpicks #wonderlustsrilanka #srilankan #srilanka #Iamatraveler #travelasia #speechlessplaces #traveldiaries #wanderlusttribe #livethelittlethings #fodorsonthego #backpacker_pics #travel_captures #travellingthroughtheworld #worldnomads #neverstopexploring #getoutthere #traveldeeper #exploretocreate #letsgoeverywhere #backpackerstory #culturetrip #passionpassport

A post shared by Tara & Michael | Globetrotters (@passporttherapy) on

Stats of the Week


Gossip Lanka ranks once more among the top five fastest growing community Facebook pages in Sri Lanka. They do not maintain a great connection on their YouTube channel despite this.

Gossip-Lanka YouTube Channel statistics are as follows:

Total Subscribers -1,295
Total Videos -26
Total views -579,651




The Facebook page of former president Mahinda Rajapaksa rated among the top five fastest growing society Facebook pages in Sri Lanka. There is no updated and maintained relationship with YouTube.

Mahinda Rajapaksa YouTube Channel statistics are as follows:

Total Subscribers -2,474
Total Videos -304
Total views -776,177

Things You Should Know


  • Facebook’s latest feature is a snooze button for annoying friends



Facebook has introduced its newest feature; a chance for users to snooze annoying friends and groups for the temporary period of 30 days if they do not want to unfollow them at the moment.

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