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"Wikinews talk" (the discussion namespace of the project namespace)
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Those projects reflects that the Sinhala language is already recognized by Wikimedia, and, many Wikimedia projects are popular among Sinhala reading people. So, Wikinews is much needed project that should be supporting Sinhala language. -- Budhajeewa 06:45, 11 December 2010 (UTC)[reply]
SupportStrongly Support Sinhala is a language spoken by about 16 million people in Sri Lanka and around the world. Sinhala content has seen a rapid increase during the previous year due to the popularization of Sinhala Unicode. --Thameera123 07:03, 11 December 2010 (UTC)[reply]
SupportStrongly Support The Sinhala Wikipedia have more active Admins & Users and it gets new users daily. As a contributor of that I did 239 edits during last 30 days. Many Sinhala students are learning from these sites and most of sinhalians likes these wiki projects. So I think WikiNews might be useful for all and it might get large contributions & contributors.--තඹරු විජේසේකර 09:11, 11 December 2010 (UTC)[reply]
News culture in the country (Sri Lanka) is not well accepted by mass. Negative view on si.wikinews might harm reputation of other wiki projects.
As community is not large enough, emphasis on this will cause reduced contribution for other projects.
When Sri Lanka and Sinhala is considered wikinews is having less priority.
Simply, this is not the correct timing for this.
Still, if this project is approved I wish all the best !Singhalawap 12:13, 25 December 2010 (UTC)[reply]
Oppose. Singhalawap's reasons above are still valid, and would probably be so for some years to come. The Sinhala Wikipedia itself still has a long way to go in terms sustaining genuine contributors, let alone striking a balance between contributors and maintainers. Other than the same couple of contributors, I don't see anyone else with genuine interest to keep the project(s) going. IMHO, until at least siwiki gets off the ground properly (without ending up closed hopefully), no other projects should be opened. Rehman 11:10, 19 April 2020 (UTC)[reply]