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Draft:Sri LankansEdit

Hello everyone, I could possibly need some help with this article im creating: Im making this because there needs to be a wikipedia article about the Sri Lankan people just like how there is one for Filipinos and Bangladeshis. So it would be great if you guys could help as this would be quite long.

Thanks TheCeylon24 (talk) 20:08, 25 April 2022 (UTC)

Please submit your facts to following articleEdit <- link

Requesting for members of the wiki group to fix up the wikisEdit

Before starting to read this you may want to bring up a map of Sri Lanka with its districts marked out to help you understand what is happening and see why I tried to fix the problem

And other sites of significants to Sri Lankan culture had got fake maps of Sri Lankan kingdoms with clearly depicted mordern day democratic socialist republic of Sri Lanka 🇱🇰 districts but have been coloured in to sort of match the ancient maps and not clearly marking historical territory of kingdoms that were based of rivers and water bodies in Sri Lanka one key example is the Anuradhapura kingdom wiki which has a map shaded in with the Anuradhapura, polonnwaru, Jaffna and other northern Sri Lankan districts instead of the Area between Deduru oya and the Mahaweli river which historically separated the kingdom from the Malaya and Ruhuna. I did attempted to reverse this error but users reverted it back asking for more information then this

Me and some people did fix some of the wikis but though when I was updating Anuradhapura polonwaru ect it was keep being reverted by the same users which I did send messages to explain but were ignored

Also sorry to post this really late I’m on mobile and it’s really glitchy and was hard to do a whole report on what happenedLanka is the best (talk) 10:40, 29 December 2021 (UTC)

Request for Comments in Sri Lanka Armed ForcesEdit

A Request for Comments on statements about human rights violations by the Sri Lanka Armed Forces has been posted at

Your participation is invited. Robert McClenon (talk) 01:07, 11 January 2022 (UTC)

Inconsistency in Anuradhapura periodEdit

I thought I'd flag up for you that the above article contradicts itself on whether the people who introduced Buddhism to Sri Lanka were or weren't the children of Asoka/Ashoka. I was looking for information about the island in the 1st century CE and the information seems hard to come by. Itsmejudith (talk) 20:08, 4 March 2022 (UTC)

Sri Lankan economic crisis (2019–present)Edit

This article about the ongoing economic crisis in Sri Lanka requires cleanup.

  • Needs proper article introduction
  • Most sections of the article needs to be written in neutral point of view
  • Needs better headings and sections
  • It will be better to break down Development section in to subsections by year (
    • Before 2019
    • 2019
    • 2020
    • 2021
    • 2022

Plpm2021 (talk) 08:37, 27 March 2022 (UTC)

Proposed deletion of CTB Flying SquadEdit

So, not entirely sure how the proposed deletion process works, but I guess I'm supposed to stick this particular template in here to notify you about it, so here it is:

Proposed deletion of CTB Flying SquadEdit


The article CTB Flying Squad has been proposed for deletion because of the following concern:

the CTB flying squad doesn't appear to have actually existed (see Talk:CTB_Flying_Squad#Possibly_a_misinterpretation?)

While all constructive contributions to Wikipedia are appreciated, pages may be deleted for any of several reasons.

You may prevent the proposed deletion by removing the {{proposed deletion/dated}} notice, but please explain why in your edit summary or on the article's talk page.

Please consider improving the page to address the issues raised. Removing {{proposed deletion/dated}} will stop the proposed deletion process, but other deletion processes exist. In particular, the speedy deletion process can result in deletion without discussion, and articles for deletion allows discussion to reach consensus for deletion.

- 🔥HOTm̵̟͆e̷̜̓s̵̼̊s̸̜̃🔥 (talk) 21:04, 12 April 2022 (UTC)

List of presidents of Sri LankaEdit

Hello Wikiproject members, Peter Ormond (talk · contribs) redirected the above page to List of heads of state of Sri Lanka without providing an explanation, So I reverted him. I believe such redirections should be done only after a discussion. I think List of presidents of Sri Lanka is a perfectly alright article to have. In 1972 Sri Lanka became a republic and the salient feature of a republic is having a president as the head of state instead of a monarch. Therefore the list of presidents is really important culturally and politically for a republic. Furthermore, Articles such as List of presidents of India exist and a featured list. Therefore I strongly believe it should not be redirected, if it needs to be redirected it needs consensus obtained through a discussion. Regards--Chanaka L (talk) 10:46, 20 April 2022 (UTC)

Agree - controversial changes should always be debated/discussed on the article's talkpage, so that a consensus is reached before any changes are implemented. Dan arndt (talk) 12:42, 20 April 2022 (UTC)

User script to detect unreliable sourcesEdit

I have (with the help of others) made a small user script to detect and highlight various links to unreliable sources and predatory journals. Some of you may already be familiar with it, given it is currently the 39th most imported script on Wikipedia. The idea is that it takes something like

  • John Smith "Article of things" Accessed 2020-02-14. (John Smith "[ Article of things]" ''''. Accessed 2020-02-14.)

and turns it into something like

It will work on a variety of links, including those from {{cite web}}, {{cite journal}} and {{doi}}.

The script is mostly based on WP:RSPSOURCES, WP:NPPSG and WP:CITEWATCH and a good dose of common sense. I'm always expanding coverage and tweaking the script's logic, so general feedback and suggestions to expand coverage to other unreliable sources are always welcomed.

Do note that this is not a script to be mindlessly used, and several caveats apply. Details and instructions are available at User:Headbomb/unreliable. Questions, comments and requests can be made at User talk:Headbomb/unreliable.

- Headbomb {t · c · p · b}

This is a one time notice and can't be unsubscribed from. Delivered by: MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 16:02, 29 April 2022 (UTC)