Sri Lanka Social Media Weekly News Update

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 no regard for the country or the people.

  • Name change of Ederamulla to Akbar Town

Over the past couple of weeks, there was quite a stir among the public owing to the fact that the Enderamulla area would be renamed as Akbar Town, however as this tweet on Lankadeepa News twitter account suggests, there are discussions in place to rename it to Enderamulla 2.

  • Jingle bell song by YES FM

This Jingle Bell songs went viral last week.

This Week’s International Hubbub

  • More than 200 killed in Philippines mudslides and floods as storm hits

The tropical storm that wreaked havoc in Philippines claiming the lives of hundreds was something that went viral on social media last week.

  • The Pope’s Christmas contemplation

The Pope tweeted his thoughts on thanking baby Jesus and twitter responded vehemently last week. From agreeing to his pov to asking the actual birth and death dates of Christ, this tweet received many reactions

Stats of the Week



TrailSL ranked among the top five fastest growing Facebook entertainment pages in Sri Lanka. They do not maintain a good relationship with YouTube.

TrailSL YouTube Channel statistics are as follows:

Total Subscribers -164
Total Videos -24
Total views -40,454



Shaa FM ranked among the top five fastest growing Media Facebook pages in Sri Lanka. They maintain a well updated connection with their YouTube channel which is necessary for a radio station.

Shaa Fm YouTube Channel statistics are as follows:

Total Subscribers -12,348
Total Videos -998
Total views -8,781,402

Things You Should Know


  • Instagram live videos can now be sent through direct messages so users can ‘co-watch’ clips with friends


Users now have the chance to share videos of themselves in private with friends or a group on instagram as a message or simply share a video that they are watching with a friend or groups. The new feature was rolled out last week by Instagram.


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