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News Sri Lanka » Social: Sri Lanka for First Time in FIFA Children's Program

News channel or source: http://www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=27553&SEO=sri-lanka-for-first-time-in-fifa-childrens-program
Publication date: Wednesday 25 April 2018

Colombo, April 25 (Prensa Latina) Dinuka Bandara and Ayaan Sadath, two enthusiastic 12 years old Sri Lankan football players will represent their countries in a social global program ... countries and regions and Sri Lanka is participating for the first ...

News Sri Lanka » Social: Sri Lanka mulls criminalizing hate speech, fake news

News channel or source: https://www.ucanews.com/news/sri-lanka-mulls-criminalizing-hate-speech-fake-news/82096
Publication date: Friday 20 April 2018

Sri Lanka is considering criminalizing hate speech and fake news on social media after communal violence erupted last month in Kandy. The government imposed a week-long ban on social media platforms including Facebook and WhatsApp after the anti-Muslim ...

News Sri Lanka » Social: Report: Facebook Is Fueling Violence in Sri Lanka, and Did Basically Nothing to Stop It

News channel or source: https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/report-facebook-is-fueling-violence-in-sri-lanka-and-did-basically-nothing-to-stop-it/ar-AAwcbkX
Publication date: Sunday 22 April 2018

Social media analyst Victoire Rio told BuzzFeed the company ... Facebook Pages including media organizations in a separate feed in six countries including Sri Lanka. The result was plummeting engagement, and the Times writes one possible effect of ...

News Sri Lanka » Social: More trees in Sri Lanka will help the beleaguered macaques

News channel or source: https://www.treehugger.com/animals/more-trees-sri-lanka-will-help-beleaguered-macaques.html
Publication date: hursday 19 April 2018

A dramatic loss of forest has led to tough times for these charismatic and highly social primates. In the image above ... the remnants of a cooking fire in the ruins of Polonnaruwa, Sri Lanka. Since the middle of last century, Sri Lanka has lost more ...

News Sri Lanka » Social: In Sri Lanka, Facebook is like the ministry of truth

News channel or source: https://qz.com/1259010/how-facebook-rumors-led-to-real-life-violence-in-sri-lanka/
Publication date: Sunday 22 April 2018

To grow, the social media giant will have to expand in less developed parts of the world. Places like Sri Lanka. An investigation by the New York Times (paywall) exposes the costs of that expansion. Facebook has replaced traditional media as a source of ...

News Sri Lanka » Social: Sri Lanka hopes to accelerate ongoing Chinese projects: PM

News channel or source: http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2018-04/23/c_137131217.htm
Publication date: Sunday 22 April 2018

China is willing to work with Sri Lanka to push forward the latter's economic and social development, and promote a new type of international relations featuring mutual respect, fairness and justice, and win-win cooperation, the ambassador said.

News Sri Lanka » Social: Facebook rumors incite hatred, leading to deadly end in Sri Lanka

News channel or source: https://www.seattletimes.com/nation-world/facebook-rumors-incite-hatred-leading-to-deadly-end-in-sri-lanka/
Publication date: Saturday 21 April 2018

Even blocking access did not work. One official estimated that nearly 3 million users in Sri Lanka continued accessing social media via virtual private networks, which connect to the internet from outside the country. As officials met in Colombo ...

News Sri Lanka » Social: Social Registry for Government social welfare programmes

News channel or source: https://www.news.lk/news/sri-lanka/item/20246-social-registry-of-government-social-welfare-programmes
Publication date: onday 23 April 2018

Also, it is expected to utilize the information collected under the social registry to further develop the Sri Lanka’s social protection programme under the Social Safety Nets Project (SSNP) funded by the World Bank under the Ministry of Finance.

News Sri Lanka » Social: Facebook urged to block Sri Lanka hate speech

News channel or source: https://www.ucanews.com/news/facebook-urged-to-block-sri-lanka-hate-speech/82052
Publication date: onday 16 April 2018

Civil society organizations in Sri Lanka want Facebook to take action against religious hate speech and posts propagating violence against women on the social media site. Some 12 organizations wrote an open letter to Facebook chief executive Mark ...

News Sri Lanka » Social: Lanka hopes to accelerate Chinese projects, says PM

News channel or source: http://menafn.com/1096760475/Lanka-hopes-to-accelerate-Chinese-projects-says-PM
Publication date: onday 23 April 2018

China is willing to work with Sri Lanka to push forward the latter's economic and social development, and promote a new type of international relations featuring mutual respect, fairness and justice, and win-win co-operation, the ambassador said.