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Wikimedia Community User Group Sri Lanka/2018 Annual Report

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Thank you for visiting. The following page reports the Wikimedia-related activities involving members of the usergroup during the fiscal year from 2018-02-18 to 2019-02-17.

Year in Summary


Hydroelectric dams photo project


A two-day photo project covering hydroelectric power stations and dams, including other points of interests, was conducted with great success (thanks to the better-than-usual weather) from dawn of 24 March 2018 to late evening of 25 March 2018. User:Rehman handled the photography, while User:Azeez and User:PasinduBR handled logistics and route planning. Pasindu is a volunteer and prospective Wikimedian who helped arrange the vehicle and handled all +570km of driving.

The project was done on a strict budget of LKR 22,000, so as to utilise the balance funds of the Global Voices project from the previous fiscal year.

Day 1 - See full collection here.
Day 2 - See full collection here.

Tamil Wiki-Noolaham Workshop in Batticaloa


The 2018 Tamil Wiki-Noolaham Workshop was conducted on 31 March 2018 in Batticaloa, Sri Lanka. The workshop was conducted by three coordinators - User:Prasadbatti, User:Sancheevis, and User:5anan27, and attended by 35 people. See the full report here (in Tamil), or more photos here.

Inauguration of Wiki Club of USJP


As a representative of the Usergroup, User:Rehman was invited to attend the inauguration of the Sri Jayewardenepura University Wiki Club on 9 May 2018. The full report by the university, along with photos, is currently hosted here (as at 10 February 2019).



The annual Wikimania Conference was held in Cape Town, South Africa in July 2018. User:Rehman represented the usergroup at conference. The full conference coverage can be seen here.

WikiGraphists Bootcamp


User:Rehman was selected to attend the Wikigraphists Bootcamp in New Delhi, India from 28-30 September 2018, with preliminary online trainings on 5 August, 19 August, and 19 September. His full event report can be found here.

Project Tiger Training 2018


Three participants from the Sri Lankan Tamil Wiki community participated in the Project Tiger Training programme held on 6-9 December 2018, in Punjab, India. User:Sancheevis, User:Sivakosaran and User:Fahimrazick were the participants from Sri Lanka. Further details can be found here: Project Tiger Training 2018. Click here for the Commons category.

National Day coverage


A 2-hour photowalk was conducted during the Independence Day of Sri Lanka (4 February 2019), covering the environment and events near the annual parade held at Galle Face Green. The project mostly covered the Navy and Coast Guard vessels, Air Force aircrafts, and civilian life on that morning. The photowalk was decided on the same morning and wasn't pre-planned. The full photo collection can be found here.