Hoax On WhatsApp Announcing A Covid-19 Financial Giveaway!

Since the advent of the internet, the spam messages have kept on evolving to newer forms. From email spam to social spam and spam received on messaging apps like WhatsApp, Messenger and Viber have taken over the spam game. Some spam takes on timely and topical themes, similar to a WhatsApp spam message currently circulating […]

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Covid-19 Sensor Has Not Been Inserted Into Your Mobile Phone… Here’s The Truth!

People tend to share fake social media forwards and from time to time the same message gets circulated among many thousands of people – sometimes more. Often these messages are spread via messenger platforms like Facebook’s Messenger, WhatsApp and Viber. Recently, a similar message being spread on WhatsApp caught our attention. The message, which stated […]

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Was This Child Abandoned Because Both His Parents Were Infected With Covid-19? Here’s The Truth

The COVID-19 pandemic that was first discovered during the latter part of 2019 has reached unimaginable proportions with over 2 million people affected around the world as per the latest reports. With this many people infected and many countries and regions experiencing some form of a lockdown, a sense of panic and fear has engulfed […]

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No. This is not a deer calf playing blissfully in Nilaveli beach, Trincomalee

As COVID19 continues to wreak havoc around the world with Europe and USA being the worst affected, citizens across the world have been confined to their homes due to lockdowns and curfews. These lockdowns have been imposed by respective governments’ in order to minimize the spread of the coronavirus. As soon as the coronavirus lockdowns […]

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WHO Director General’s Old Statement on SL Health Services shared out of context; Read the truth here….

As Covid-19 patients were being detected from different regions of Sri Lanka towards end of March 2020, health officials urged the government to take firm action to combat the spread of the virus. The government acted swiftly by addressing infrastructure issues as well as safety and medical equipment requirements to minimize the spread of the […]

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No. These are not deceased COVID19 victims washed ashore!

The COVID-19 crisis is inflicting unprecedented amount of suffering around the world with nearly 80,000 dead and a total of 1.35 million infected with the virus as on 8th April 2020 according to the WHO dashboard, setup to monitor the global situation. With the number of dead mounting and special requests to cremate all dead […]

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Investigation into WhatsApp messages circulating in Sri Lanka related to COVID19

Starting of April has seen a considerable increase in text based WhatsApp messages relating to the COVID-19 outbreak in Sri Lanka. With several key areas in the country continuing to be under curfew for a fortnight as of today, the number of posts circulating on the topic are at an all-time high as citizens remain […]

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