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Regarding Sri Lankan presidential election, 2015[edit]

Hi, I noticed that you added a timeline to Sri Lankan presidential election, 2015. I'd like to point out that the part "Results released at 20:00 local time." is dubious. I'm from Sri Lanka and it's 19:49 at the moment and as far as I know results won't be released until tomorrow which is 9th January. and Also today is the election day which is 8th January not 7th.--Chamith (talk) 14:20, 8 January 2015 (UTC)

Hi Chamith, I am just following what the references say, the can be fixed later.--Blackknight12 (talk) 14:24, 8 January 2015 (UTC)

16:24[edit]

Don't you think it's odd for the polls to close at 4.24pm? The Indian/American source you provided said polls closed around 4.24 pm (IST). I have provided three RS, including two from Sri Lanka, to show that they closed at 4pm. Have a look at this as well.--obi2canibetalk contr 18:34, 11 January 2015 (UTC)

I know the polls were scheduled to close at 4 pm but in reality it probably closed ± a few minutes before or after, hence why I changed it to reflect the actual time. But in hindsight each polling station would have had a slightly different closing time so I guess 4:00 pm is the best solution. --Blackknight12 (talk) 14:23, 12 January 2015 (UTC)

Time in office[edit]

Hello, Blackknight12. As I said in my edit summary, I don't think its really important to include data about time in office in the list. But, I have no real problem to accept it, but definitely not in the "Name" column. We already have the years of birth and death and home province of a president in that column, and it doesn't look good if we also place time in office there. Therefore, I propose to include time in office in the "Term of office — Electoral mandates" section, if you're so persistent to have it in the list. --Sundostund (talk) 15:54, 14 January 2015 (UTC)

Hi Sundostund, thanks for starting this discussion as an edit summary does not suffice. I do think it is important to have the data about the time in office, as it shows perspective and not every term is the same length like the United States for example. I think where it is right now is fine and works well. However I am happy to compromise and move it right below the Electoral mandates section.--Blackknight12 (talk) 16:06, 14 January 2015 (UTC)
As I said, I can accept to have it in the list, but not in its current place. With it, "Name" column looks really overcrowded... Please, move it right below the Electoral mandates section, and then we'll see how it looks. --Sundostund (talk) 17:48, 14 January 2015 (UTC)
I remodeled it myself, it looks fine now as far as I'm concerned. Tell me what you think, I hope you'll like it. --Sundostund (talk) 18:17, 14 January 2015 (UTC)
I think it takes up too much room for such little information. I have included it in the term of office column as the column in all to do with dates and time.--Blackknight12 (talk) 04:32, 17 January 2015 (UTC)
Fair enough. As long as it isn't in the "Name" column, I'm fine with it. Anyway, I just slightly remodeled your version (making clearer separation between "Electoral mandates" and "Time in office"). I think it looks better this way, in your version "Electoral mandates" and "Time in office" were too close, and they needed some wider space between them. --Sundostund (talk) 14:10, 17 January 2015 (UTC)

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Kumarasinghe Sirisena[edit]

Is Kumarasinghe Sirisena just notable for just being the brother of the president? If so the article is probably not notable (see WP:NOTINHERITED). His other achievements don't appear to justify his notability - as they are the same as any other Sri Lankan businessman.... Dan arndt (talk) 13:19, 2 March 2015 (UTC)

@Dan arndt: Hello, sorry for the late reply. I think he has notability on being the CEO of Sri Lanka Telecom, one of the country’s largest companies. Being the brother of the president adds to his notability. Expanding the article seems not to be too much of an issue as there are ample references to him.--Blackknight12 (talk) 13:13, 9 March 2015 (UTC)
I'm still not 100% convinced that Sirisena would be notable if he wasn't the President's brother - essentially if he was just the chariman of Sri Lanka Telecom would his appointment have even made the local press? Dan arndt (talk) 10:21, 11 March 2015 (UTC)

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AfD nomination of List of civilian massacres attributed to Sri Lankan government forces[edit]

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An article that you have been involved in editing, List of civilian massacres attributed to Sri Lankan government forces, has been listed for deletion. If you are interested in the deletion discussion, please participate by adding your comments at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/List of civilian massacres attributed to Sri Lankan government forces. Thank you. --LahiruG talk 09:57, 5 June 2015 (UTC)

Ceylon[edit]

Renames of categories should be listed at Wikipedia:Categories for discussion. Please take this issue there. DrKiernan (talk) 10:10, 24 June 2015 (UTC)

Many of the articles were actually duplicates as well as being named wrong, hence why tagged them for deletion however I'll take those up for discussion to be deleted. Thanks--Blackknight12 (talk) 10:28, 24 June 2015 (UTC)
When were you going to do this? I think I've done them for you now. But as DrKiernan says, please follow the process at CFD in future. – Fayenatic London 17:51, 26 June 2015 (UTC)
I added them to the discussion I was involved in, but I realise there were some others I should have included too. Thanks for the advice, Ill keep that in mind in the future.--Blackknight12 (talk) 01:18, 27 June 2015 (UTC)

Given your recent interest, you may wish to contribute at Wikipedia:Categories_for_discussion/Log/2015_July_1#1800s_establishments_in_Sri_Lanka. – Fayenatic London 08:37, 2 July 2015 (UTC)

User:Fayenatic london Thanks for the notification, I have been busy but I intend to comment.--Blackknight12 (talk) 02:20, 5 July 2015 (UTC)

Terrorist incidents in Sri Lanka[edit]

Hello Blackknight12, thanks for your recent edits to List of terrorist incidents in Sri Lanka & for the change of your mind to revert your vote at AfD. But I think it is better to keep the list in chronological order, rather than keeping it by death toll or by the conflict. All the other country specific terrorist incident lists in wikipedia are also kept in chronological order. Regards. --LahiruG talk 05:32, 25 June 2015 (UTC)

Hello User:LahiruG, there already exists a chronological list, List of attacks attributed to the LTTE, and it is an extensive one, hence why it has been spun out to two degrees. Focus on improving the quality of that article instead of trying to create more lists with similar content. The list you have created for this article is completely arbitrary and selective, and is only a fraction of the content of List of attacks attributed to the LTTE. It is not the best thing to go by what other countries have done all the time, other countries had much less attacks during their lifetime while Sri Lanka have had a lot in a short timespan.--Blackknight12 (talk) 01:58, 26 June 2015 (UTC)

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