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Photo project covering hydroelectric damsEdit

Using remaining funds from the Global Voices project of last year, it was decided that a two-day photo project covering hydroelectric dams and other points of interest be conducted.

The project was successfully conducted 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. PasinduBR is a prospective Wikimedian who helped sort the vehicle and handled all +570km of driving.

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Global Voices Summit 2017Edit

UG-LK was invited to conduct two sessions during the annual Global Voices Summit held on 2nd December and 3rd December 2017, at Trace Expert City, in Colombo, Sri Lanka. A large number of GV participants from 68+ countries attended the conference. Wikimedians from Colombo and Jaffna conducted two sessions during this conference.

The first 1hr session Creating and sharing Free Knowledge through Wikipedia Tamil was conducted by User:Mayooranathan and User:Sivakosaran, while the second 1.5hr session Getting Started: Editing Wikipedia in Your Language was conducted together with User:Rehman and User:Azeez.

A total of at least 6 Wikimedians attended the summit, including 4 UG-LK members, User:Barrioflores from Global Voices (who helped us secure our session slots in the first place), and User:Psubhashish from India. Printed Wikimedia tshirts were distributed to the four UG-LK members, while the balance were given to User:Sivakosaran, for distribution to members in Jaffna as Jaffna is approximately 400KM away. Wikimedia accessories were handed over to members and session participants. Two banners were also printed and utilized during the sessions.

User:Azeez handled the designing of tshirts and banners, including maintaining a uniform theme during the Wikimedia sessions (i.e. general colour theme, usergroup wallpaper, etc).

Below are some photographs from the sessions. The full collection can be found here.

Wiki Noolaham WorkshopEdit

The 2017 Upcountry Wiki Noolaham Workshop was conducted on 28 August 2017 in Hatton, Sri Lanka. The workshop and edit-a-thon was conducted by two trainees and seven coordinators, and attended by 25 people. Read the full report in tamil here, or view photos of the workshop here.

Photowalks covering tallest structures in ColomboEdit

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 12st) 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 2Edit

Day 1 of 2Edit