Mapping Election Influence On Social Media: Part Two – Facebook

A couple of days ago, I was analyzing who the biggest political influencers on Twitter were. The numbers were small, because despite the number of selfies generated by the average TweetUpSL, Twitter in Sri Lanka is still a small circle. It’s Facebook that reigns supreme for now, so let’s get on the Zuckertrain. Warning: you’re in for a… Read more Mapping Election Influence On Social Media: Part Two – Facebook

Carlton House Mafia

It’s a little over 50 days into Yahapalanaya. Steps have been taken forward, sideways and backwards. What fascinates me right now is the Carlton House Mafia, the Rajapaksa clan, who’re now on the receiving end of what they dished out in a decade of power. The dogs of the media are yapping at their former masters. It’s… Read more Carlton House Mafia

The Devil We Know: Stories from the #PresPoll

As the elections approach, shit gets real. Here’s some of it:    Severed dogs’ heads are delivered to the houses of  Brito Fernando and Prasanga Fernando, two of the activists behind the “Change with Reform” campaign. Former diplomat Dr Dayan Jayatilleke chats with a man with a fake accent, revealing his ideas of a perfect nation:  Russia… Read more The Devil We Know: Stories from the #PresPoll