Wikimedia Community User Group Sri Lanka

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Wikimedia Community User Group Sri Lanka (officially abbreviated as UG-LK) is a non-profit community with an aim of unifying, empowering, and growing the Wikimedian community in Sri Lanka. The initial objectives of this community includes increasing awareness of Wikimedia and its projects, introducing more people to the editing environment, and scaling-up the coverage on Sri Lankan history, geography, and other key topics. Future plans include holding edit-a-thons and collaborating with the local government to digitize and upload historic documents, photographs, and other information.

Wikimedia-logo.svg Wikipedia Projects[edit]

Language Wikimedia Project Articles Files Pages Users Active users Admins Edits
English English Wikipedia 5,390,832 845,144 41,990,825 30,764,855 135,184 1,264 885,965,216
Sinhala Sinhala Wikipedia 13,266 4,220 61,859 29,177 73 2 405,336
Tamil Tamil Wikipedia 99,683 7,630 285,701 112,296 384 37 2,342,661

Filing cabinet icon.svg Present working committee[edit]

Language communities
  English Sinhala Tamil
President Rehman (open) (open)
Vice President Azeez (open) (open)
Secretary (open) (open) (open)
Treasurer (open) (open) (open)

List of members[edit]

Although not mandatory, you are also strongly encouraged to subscribe to the Wikimedia-LK mailing list to stay up-to-date with community discussions.

Please add your name at the bottom of the table. Other than to maintain a friendly and collaborative environment, there are no special requirements or commitments to join. Any active Wikimedian, including editors currently living outside Sri Lanka are welcomed to be a part of Wikimedia Sri Lanka. Editors who are globally inactive for over 6 months, may be removed from this list.

Username Main
Languages Location
Rehman (talk contribs  email) Rehman en-N, si-3, ta-1 Colombo, Sri Lanka Renewable energy, Limnology, Physical geography, Wikimedia policies
Azeez (talk contribs  email) Azeez en-N, si-2, ta-0 Colombo, Sri Lanka Cosmology, Theology, Graphics design (maps, charts)
Atcovi (talk contribs  email) Atcovi en-N, ta-0, si-0 US Wikimedia policies, School:History, Islam
Blackknight12 (talk contribs  email) Blackknight12 en-N, si-3 History, Politics
dan_arndt (talk contribs  email) dan_arndt en-N Perth, Western Australia History, Physical geography, Architecture
L Manju (talk contribs  email) L Manju si-N Archaeology (Sri Lanka)
மதனாஹரன் (talk contribs  email) மதனாஹரன் ta-N, si-1, en-3 Jaffna, Sri Lanka Tamil, Chemistry, Cinema, Mathematics, IT
Shriheeran (talk contribs  email) Shriheeran ta-N, si-1, en-3 Jaffna, Sri Lanka Tamil, Chemistry, Cinema, Mathematics, IT
Shrikarsan (talk contribs  email) Shrikarsan ta-N, si-1, en-4 Jaffna, Sri Lanka Tech, Tamil, Physics, IT, Mathematics
Maathavan (talk contribs  email) Maathavan ta-N, si-1, en-3 Jaffna, Sri Lanka Tamil, Chemistry, Cinema, Mathematics, IT, Geography
சஞ்சீவி சிவகுமார் (talk contribs  email) Sancheevi Sivakumar ta-N, si-1, en-3 Ampara, Sri Lanka Tamil, Science, Environment, Mathematics
Sivakosaran (talk contribs  email) Sivakosaran ta-N, si-2, en-4 Jaffna, Sri Lanka Tamil, Sports, Countries, History
පසිඳු කාවින්ද (talk contribs  email) Pasindu Kavinda en-N, si-N, ta-1 Colombo, Sri Lanka Technology
UMDP (talk contribs  email) UMDP en-N ,si-N Western Province, Sri Lanka Infrastructure, Politics
Sandaru (talk contribs  email) Sandaru si-N, en-5 Gampaha, Sri Lanka Sinhala, Wikidata



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Photowalks covering tallest structures in Colombo[edit]

Obtaining of new/updated photos of the tallest structures in Colombo, for uploading on Commons. The photowalk was conducted over a span of two days (March 9th and March 21st) by User:Rehman and User:Azeez, with the intention of being a sample photowalk for the UGLK community, and hopefully to encourage for more members to organize and/or participate in offline events.

Day 2 of 2[edit]
Day 1 of 2[edit]

Usergroup assets[edit]

WMF-funded photographic equipment is available for use by members of usergroup who are established at one or more Wikimedia projects. The equipment (consisting of a Nikon P900 and various accessories) can be used by members of the usergroup to add or improve topics across the Wikimedia projects. Please click here for more information.

Future plans[edit]

  • Notify existing local editors, and hold first meetup and edit-a-thon to get the group together
  • Introduce professionals from the Department of Archives, National Museums, and more...
  • Introduce the Wikipedias to undergrads/university students at places like National Youth Service Centre

Reports and Resolutions[edit]

See also[edit]

English Wikipedia[edit]


Other projects[edit]

Social media[edit]