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Internet This Week.

Gold Price in Sri Lanka.

As of today International gold price is US$ 1838 for an ounce in the world market. In Sri Lanka due to collapse of the Rupee value against the US Dollar had sent the Gold price very high up to Rs 200,000/-. Gold is sold in grams as 22 kt and 24 kt where 22 kt is used for manufacturing jewellery. Today’s Gold price for 22K is around Rs 154,000/- which can go up or down due to the International market price change.

Gold Price in Sri Lanka Today. Official
24K Gold Price: Rs 187,650/-
22K Gold Price: Rs 172,050/-

Exchange Rate. US Dollar – Sri Lanka Rupees. BOC Website.
Buying 1 US$ at Sri Lanka Rs 357.30
Selling 1 US$ at Sri Lanka Rs 369.30

Bitcoin, Today Market Value.

World’s most favored cryptocurrency is marked as Bitcoin. In 2020 November it went up to US$ 70,000. But this week Bitcoin value had gone down and it is selling around US$21, 974 (£18,000). During this week it came down by 25% of its original value.Currently this is the lowest value in 18 months of trading.

Litro Cooking Gas Distribution.

Finally they are keeping tight lipped as there is no Dollars and no Cooking Gas supply.
Domestic LP Gas (12.5 kg, 5kg  & 2.3kg) distribution is stopped for the general public.
First preference will be given to essential service, Hotels, Restaurants and then to households.

According to  Litro Gas website call for more information dialing the following phone number: 1311.
As per available News a Cooking Gas delivering ship had arrived at the Colombo harbor and it is discharging cargo. So you can expect new notice on gas cylinder distribution in your area. In the meantime consumers are requested to get more information from the area agents about the date and the number of gas cylinders that are going to be supplied, before queuing to get them.

Sri Lanka’s leading cooking Gas Supplier Litro gas is going to introduce a mobile App to inform the consumers and agents about the supply, distribution and availability of LP gas in the Island. As per the Chairman of the Litro Gas company it is expected to be launched soon.


Power Cut now Extended to more hours.

People are charging Smartphones, mobile phones, rechargeable Torch lights and the mosquito Rackets with LED lighting in the evenings. This is to get light during the power cut time. Mosquito Rackets with LED lighting too help them get light in the night. Wealthy people used to make their dinner early in the evening. Candles and box of matches prices too are going up as their is no petrol for the portable generators and no kerosene for the table lamps. Sri Lanka President is still determined to stay in power and he is working very hard to bring Foreign Currency from November 2021. The real truth is no money is coming in and one minister announced that till 10th of July 2022 the country will be idle.


Sri Lanka Passport.

In Sri Lanka those who want to get passport service as one day service or normal service had been  requested to get reservation first through the Department’s official website  or they are requested to call the following phone number 070 7101 060. Passport office will kept be opened from Monday to Friday from 08:30 AM till 03:00 PM for those who have got their appointment. People are requested NOT to come over there without obtaining an appointment.

Fuel Price Skyrocketing in Sri Lanka.

Blow over blow to Sri Lanka citizens are being presented by the Sri Lanka Government. Without any reason petrol price in Sri Lanka petrol price had gone up. It is not by Rs 10 or Rs 20/- . Petrol (Octane 92) price had gone up from Rs 373/- to Rs 450/-. Means it has been hiked by Rs 77/- per Liter. Motorcycles, Scooter and Three Wheel Autos can’t get the Octane 95 grade petrol.

New CPC fuel prices (per liter) and old price. Check Fuel Availability here.

Petrol (Octane 92)– Old Price: Rs 338/-.      New Price: Rs. 420/-
Petrol (Octane 95)– Old Price: Rs 373/-.       New Price: Rs. 450/-
Auto Diesel – Old Price: Rs 289/-.                  New Price: Rs. 400/-
Super Diesel – Old Price: Rs 329/-.                New Price: Rs 445/-


Kacha Badam video Song.

In India all of a sudden a peanut seller’s song came in and in the Instagram pages and a became a sensation hit with the viewers.  It is a song from a person who used to exchange old stuff for “kacha badam” (peanuts). His extra ordinary and the singing style was recorded by a person and was posted in the YouTube became and instant hit. After the popularity of this clip now there are specially made videos are made with the singer for viewing pleasure and it too became a hit. As of today the original video got nearly 25,880, 000 views.
Check the original video song here.
Here is the Video made for viewing pleasure. Here.
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Foreigners Need to get Permission to marry in Sri Lanka.

Sri Lanka Government had announced that foreign Bride or Groom who are going to marry a Srilanka person must get permission from the Government. This is to protect mostly the local Brides from bad activities done through the foreign Grooms. The Government said that most of the foreign Groom’s engaged in bad activities after getting married to local girls. Also the foreign Bride or Groom will not be allowed to get the medical benefits that are available for the Sri Lanka citizens.

YouTube “Shorts” In India.

How To Create your YouTube Shorts YouTube Shorts was introduced in Beta version last year. And now, it has officially been introduced in India. This YouTube Shorts is actually seems like as Instagram’s Reels and TikTok clips. YouTube’s Shorts allows you to make short video clips up to 60 seconds. Makers can share their videos in this platform. To view the available YouTube Shorts, open YouTube in your smartphone. At the bottom of the screen you can view the link for Shorts. Click and view them one by one by sweeping it upward.

YouTube Shorts in India.

After the ban on Tik Tok in India, Instagram Reels became one of the favorite platforms for creators. In the mean time YouTube Shorts is witnessing over 15 billion daily views globally where India is being the major contributor to this platform. In this page there is facility for to like that clip, Dislike it, write comment, Share and use its sound to create your own clip.

Creating YouTube Shorts.
Open the YouTube in Smartphone.
Click the “+” icon shown in a circle.
Select create a Short.
Then accept “Allow Access”.
And Continue.

LG Smartphone maker to close Business.

LG is leaving the Smartphone production due to losses in the heavily competed sector after so many years in it. As per the Company they may close by 31st July 2021. In the year 2013 they released 3 best of the class Smartphones to the world market and they did very good with their customers. Later in the years their profit margin started to shrink in sales. Even though in the USA they are ranking 3rd in Smartphone sales following Apple iPhone and Samsung phones. Xiaomi and Oppo devices started to capture the world market in the Android Smartphone sector. LG is currently not in the best 7 devices list and it got less than 2% share in the world wide Smartphone sales.

Google Removed Parler App From Play Store.

Parler App that was the place for people whose accounts were terminated in Twitter due to social media violations. Most of its users are coming from USA and many of them are followers of President Donald Trump. As per Play Store tha App didn’t control the hate speech like content. Already Apple and Google had sent warning letters to the App developers and they believe that they are “free speech” social network. In the near future Apple too may take action against this Parler App.

WhatsApp to Stop Support for Millions of Smartphones.

Internet This Week, there is a new WhatsApp update is coming soon and it will prevent this messaging app from functioning in millions of Smartphones from January 1, 2021. Older version of Android and iPhone devices will no longer support the latest version of this app. So it will request the owners to update their mobile operating system (OS) or to buy a latest smartphone. Any Apple devices not running on iOS 9 or newer version and Android Smartphones that are not updated to Android 4.0.3 or high version which is also known as Ice Cream Sandwich will no longer to function with this new WhatsApp application.

All the iPhone models up to the iPhone 4 will be unable to operate the WhatsApp, as those devices are not capable of updating to iOS 9 or the latest. Devices like iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPhone 5S, iPhone 6 and iPhone 6S can be updated to the latest operating system as per their capabilities. Following Android phones will lose WhatsApp support includes Samsung Galaxy S2, HTC Desire and LG Optimus Black.


Snapchat Challenges Tiktok with its “Spotlight” in Internet This Week.

Snapchat who had invented the disappearing post after 24 hours just came with their latest Tiktok like video clip platform. Currently lot of countries are raising their eye browse against the Tiktok’s security and their citizen;s privacy. Already India had blocked that App. While America is watching in to it deeply. So with the introduction of this features and the prize money by Snapchat will attract Millions of more members. Recently they announced as “Submit your best video Snaps to Spotlight for the opportunity to earn a share of more than $1 million that we’re distributing to creators every day! Or, lean back, watch, and pick your favorites!”. More.

The App will available in US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, the UK, Ireland, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Germany, and France and it will be introduced to other countries later.

Instagram launched TikTok like program called as “Reels”.
YouTube is testing “Shorts.”

WhatsApp Messages Auto Delete.

WhatsApp messenger is used by around 2 billion users around the world. Now the company is going to provide option for “disappearing messages” option. So the chats and messages that will be erased from the phones of both the sender and receiver after seven days. Also the setting will help to keep chats private too.Meanwhile the recipients will be able to capture screenshot or forward any messages, photos or videos that they wanted to keep.

By the end of November 2020 this “disappearing messages” option will be available for the users as per the WhatsApp messenger. In April 2019, Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg said that he will make many changes to the social network to offer users more privacy.Also they hopes to integrate all their messaging platforms, like WhatsApp, Instagram and Facebook Messenger to be interoperable.

Baby Shark Dance video.

It is time to watch the original Pinkfong Baby Shark Dance video if you had missed it. Already this video had been watched 7,048,058,000 times. The video is going in viewer rating in video website. you can search for this particular video as “pinkfong”. As per News, PINKFONG’s YouTube channel for hundreds of kids’ favorite songs and stories, including phonics songs, nursery rhymes, bedtime lullabies, children’s classics, fairy tales and more! Enjoy educational songs and stories for preschool kids created by experts in children’s education.

Here is the Video Link.
Read more.

Internet This Week, Earlier News.

First of all lets check how the Sri Lanka Government did stopped the violence in their Kandy city. After the violence, Sri Lanka had ordered all the Internet and data providing carriers to stop access of Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram and Viber. This is because the authorities believed that hate and fake news against its communities were spreading through these platforms. Now the violence are over and tourists too can move freely in the Kandy town too.

WeChat Gets One Billion Users.

WeChat the popular messaging app from the Chinese tech company Tencent had reached the 1 Billion user mark recently. The user increase came during the past Chinese Lunar New Year in February. Earlier WeChat App had around 980 million monthly accounts during the previous 3 month period. Many experts believe that lot of Chinese people have more than one WeChat account.  Or even some people have multiple accounts. As per This Week, the number of active WeChat users may be less than 1 billion