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Sanjana Hattotuwa

Colombo, Sri Lanka
Founding Editor, Groundviews
Covers:  accountability, new media, media freedom, governance, politics, human rights, social media, democracy, war crimes
Doesn't Cover: cricket, sports

Civic media from Sri Lanka. Featured in top 60 #PeaceTwitterati. Curated by Sanjana Hattotuwa/Raisa Wickrematunge. Visit official site .

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Founded in 2006, Groundviews is Sri Lanka's most progressive and innovative civic media website.

It was created and to date is curated by Sanjana Hattotuwa. Content on the site routinely flags content, events, processes and people violently marginalised from governance, and ignored by mainstream ...

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Is this it from a President who is self-proclaimed protector of women? Just a condemnation? Nothing punitive? Chief Minister gets to keep his job? No apology? #lka #srilanka #impunity
@RajapaksaNamal Typical. After pontificating on violence against women, @RajapaksaNamal, as we suspected, has just deleted denigrating tweet from 2014 we flagged this morning. Yet another example of Rajapaksa family's approach to dealing with past! #lka #srilanka #vaw
Groundviews, and others, will be sharing content around Independence Day at the #LKA70 hashtag - join the conversation.
Agree all forms of violence against women & girls must be addressed in #srilanka. But @RajapaksaNamal’s 2018 woke tweeting glosses over his own sordid history as awful producer & promoter of this violence  #lka #vaw 
@rjrebert And as @ThyagiR has noted, have a conversation around how the ad industry can embrace standards & ethics, governed by body not unlike . #lka has, to our knowledge, nothing akin to it. These kinds of awful ads will keep cropping up. #srilanka
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Editor of

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How is social media changing news?

Fundamentally, and mostly, for the better.


Manthan Award South Asia

2009 - E-news
The Manthan Award South Asia is organised by the Digital Empowerment Foundation with the support of World Summit Award (WSA) and the Department of IT (DIT) of the Government of India. The award recognises the best digital and technology innovations to empower communities and is South Asia’s biggest event on ICT for masses, governance and rural development.

Society for New Communications Research Award

2007 - Award of Excellence
Groundviews, Sri Lanka’s first citizens journalism website (, is pleased to announce that it is a recipient of a 2007 Award of Excellence in the Nonprofit division of the Society for New Communications Research Awards program. The Society honors innovative individuals, corporations, nonprofit organizations, educational institutions and media outlets that are pioneering the use of social media, ICT, mobile media, online communities, virtual worlds and collaborative technologies in the areas of media, marketing, public relations, advertising, entertainment, education, politics and social initiatives.