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K. S. Balachandran

(This question has been originally posted at WT:SLR. Sebastian (talk) 03:51, 26 February 2008 (UTC)):

Is this person notable among Sri Lankan Tamils?Quior (talk) 01:07, 26 February 2008 (UTC)

Proposed merger with WikiProject NCSLC

The above named project, Wikipedia:WikiProject NCSLC, is basically inactive. Considering that the content it deals with is also addressed by this project, I propose that it be merged into this project, and I would Support such a merger. John Carter (talk) 18:59, 15 March 2008 (UTC)

I think the merger should be with WP:SLR Jasy jatere (talk) 15:43, 16 March 2008 (UTC)
Personally, I think that project might just as easily merge into this one as well. Right now, there are three extant projects dealing with Sri Lanka, and only one of them provides assessments, Sri Lanka. Having said that, I wouldn't mind seeing SLR become a subproject/taskforce/work group of the main Sri Lanka project and NCSLC merging into SLR. John Carter (talk) 15:51, 16 March 2008 (UTC)
The project should not be merged with the others since it was intended to be a non-Sri Lankan, non-Tamil perspective of the war. To merge it with a namesake is not right. It is inactive and I am working on bringing together fair minded editors, thanks. Sudharsansn (talk · contribs) 06:20, 21 August 2008 (UTC)

Activity of [Mackins]

I would like to bring to the attention of an admin the activity of user:Fitz Mackins in the following articles;

Nitraven (talk) 08:07, 25 March 2008 (UTC)

Changes to the WP:1.0 assessment scheme

As you may have heard, we at the Wikipedia 1.0 Editorial Team recently made some changes to the assessment scale, including the addition of a new level. The new description is available at WP:ASSESS.

  • The new C-Class represents articles that are beyond the basic Start-Class, but which need additional references or cleanup to meet the standards for B-Class.
  • The criteria for B-Class have been tightened up with the addition of a rubric, and are now more in line with the stricter standards already used at some projects.
  • A-Class article reviews will now need more than one person, as described here.

Each WikiProject should already have a new C-Class category at Category:C-Class_articles. If your project elects not to use the new level, you can simply delete your WikiProject's C-Class category and clarify any amendments on your project's assessment/discussion pages. The bot is already finding and listing C-Class articles.

Please leave a message with us if you have any queries regarding the introduction of the revised scheme. This scheme should allow the team to start producing offline selections for your project and the wider community within the next year. Thanks for using the Wikipedia 1.0 scheme! For the 1.0 Editorial Team, §hepBot (Disable) 20:52, 4 July 2008 (UTC)

An Image in Colombo

Request assistance in arbitration and finding out if a particular image is violating any wikiguidlines by being in the article Colombo. [refer talk page dissolution]. Nitraven (talk) 19:56, 15 July 2008 (UTC)

Activity of User:Pvjdes

I would like to bring to the attention of an admin the activity of User:Pvjdes in the article Janaka Perera. Nitraven (talk) 06:20, 18 July 2008 (UTC)

Articles flagged for cleanup

Currently, 1023 articles are assigned to this project, of which 192, or 18.8%, are flagged for cleanup of some sort. (Data as of 14 July 2008.) Are you interested in finding out more? I am offering to generate cleanup to-do lists on a project or work group level. See User:B. Wolterding/Cleanup listings for details. More than 150 projects and work groups have already subscribed, and adding a subscription for yours is easy - just place a template on your project page.

If you want to respond to this canned message, please do so at my user talk page; I'm not watching this page. --B. Wolterding (talk) 15:35, 29 July 2008 (UTC)

Wikipedia 0.7 articles have been selected for Sri Lanka

Wikipedia 0.7 is a collection of English Wikipedia articles due to be released on DVD, and available for free download, later this year. The Wikipedia:Version 1.0 Editorial Team has made an automated selection of articles for Version 0.7.

We would like to ask you to review the articles selected from this project. These were chosen from the articles with this project's talk page tag, based on the rated importance and quality. If there are any specific articles that should be removed, please let us know at Wikipedia talk:Version 0.7. You can also nominate additional articles for release, following the procedure at Wikipedia:Release Version Nominations.

A list of selected articles with cleanup tags, sorted by project, is available. The list is automatically updated each hour when it is loaded. Please try to fix any urgent problems in the selected articles. A team of copyeditors has agreed to help with copyediting requests, although you should try to fix simple issues on your own if possible.

We would also appreciate your help in identifying the version of each article that you think we should use, to help avoid vandalism or POV issues. These versions can be recorded at this project's subpage of User:SelectionBot/0.7. We are planning to release the selection for the holiday season, so we ask you to select the revisions before October 20. At that time, we will use an automatic process to identify which version of each article to release, if no version has been manually selected. Thanks! For the Wikipedia 1.0 Editorial team, SelectionBot 22:35, 15 September 2008 (UTC)

Something worth noting is that tagging for WP Sri Lanka is incomplete. There are several articles about Sri Lankan topics which are included in the selection, but do not appear in the above link. At least Sri Lankan Civil War, Sinhalese people and Sinhala alphabet have also been selected in addition to 4 articles listed here. – Sadalmelik 07:13, 16 September 2008 (UTC)

The Sri Lankan Barnstar of National Merit

I have a question regarding this Barnstar: Who would receive it, and how do you show your national merit on Wikipedia? Jasy jatere (talk) 17:13, 22 September 2008 (UTC)

better you should read this first.Wikipedia:Barnstars/Barnstar of National Merit--chanakal (talk) 10:33, 23 September 2008 (UTC)

Inactive Wikiproject?

This Wikiproject is almost inactive now. Out of the 46 recorded members, very few seem to be active on Wikipedia. How about the rest of us who are still here get it organized and running again? I have never been active on this myself, but I think if we get it running again and do something noticeable we can get some attention to the Wikiproject, which will encourage more users to join. Chamal Talk ± 11:37, 23 September 2008 (UTC)

how about creating a list of inactive members first? like this.Wikipedia:WikiProject Cricket/Members/Inactive.--chanakal (talk) 12:21, 23 September 2008 (UTC)
That's a good idea. We can send a message to each of the members asking for their feedback, and we can know who are still interested in the project. Then we can get them together and maybe under the guidance of some experienced editors (I hope some are still here) we can get it rolling again. Let's wait and see how the responses here from others will be. BTW, nice job with the National merit award. Chamal Talk ± 12:28, 23 September 2008 (UTC)
Thank you for praising my humble effort. In Wikipedia:WikiProject Cricket they prepare list manually. i think criteria is at least one edit in last three months. but sending a message is also a good idea. i support it.--chanakal (talk) 13:12, 23 September 2008 (UTC)

Image needs replacement

Hello all...

An image used in the Anil Moonesinghe article, specifically Image:Anil 2.jpg, has a little bit of a licensing issue. The image was uploaded back when the rules around image uploading were less restrictive. It is presumed that the uploader was willing to license the picture under the GFDL license but was not clear in that regard. As such, the image, while not at risk of deletion, is likely not clearly licensed to allow for free use in any future use of this article. If anyone has an image that can replace this and can upload it, it would be best.

You have your mission.--Jordan 1972 (talk) 22:06, 29 September 2008 (UTC)

Reviving WikiProject Sri Lanka

It's now almost two weeks since I sent out the first message seeking help to revive the Wikiproject, after the discussion here. Six editors have added themselves to the currently active members list so far, and I guess that's all for now. So what do you guys think about this? Do you think we can get it up and running again? Any suggestions etc? Our scope is, naturally, everything to do with Portal:Sri Lanka (which has a lot of work to be done). Can anyone tell us about how it went in the days when the project was active, so that we can know how it functioned and maybe do likewise ourselves? I was never an active member, and the project seems to have become inactive in the time I joined Wikipedia, so I don't know. Chamal Talk ± 13:49, 7 October 2008 (UTC)

I have relatively less experience working with articles related to Sri Lanka. I strongly feel that we need to activate this wikiproject. By experienece of other South Asian wikiprojects, I think we need to create stub articles about most of the basic entities in Sri Lanka such as districts, zones, rivers, airports, universities and so on and then work on selected articles to improve their quality. On articles with a lot of resources, we can elaborate the article and propose it for good article and finally featured article. I think we have a lot of stubs, now we need to work on selected articles to uplift it to good article. --Eukesh (talk) 14:49, 7 October 2008 (UTC)
I work according to a plan. My aim is to create and make all articles in the {{|:Sri Lankan Tamil people}}Template in the near future. (1 year) and make them either Featured or good articles.Taprobanus (talk) 01:36, 8 October 2008 (UTC)
hello all, i think starting point is Sri Lanka topics somewhat similar to Taprobanus doing with Tamil people topics. Look at these red links, you can have an idea of how much poor sri lankan articles are. Haputale, Horana, Ja Ela, Kadugannawa, Kesbawa, Kinniya, Kolonnawa,Kuliyapitiya, Minuwangoda, Peliyagoda, Talawakele, Lindula, Wattegama, Weligama. as Taprobanus , i too work according to a plan. write most important articles first. like Highways, waterfalls, cities etc. but do not worry. i got the feeling this wikiproject worked or not, we all will do well to improve Sri Lankan articles. wishes!--chanakal (talk) 03:26, 8 October 2008 (UTC)
But if we work together, we will be more effective and efficient. I also agree that GA and FA articles are the best way to draw attention to the Wikiproject. Maybe we can work together on improving such articles, and focus on getting them to GA/FA. The article List of Prime Ministers of Sri Lanka is currently a featured list candidate. I think we can get List of A-Grade Highways in Sri Lanka to FL as well, if we work on it a bit. Chamal Talk ± 11:42, 8 October 2008 (UTC)
i hope List of Prime Ministers of Sri Lanka make it to FL. since getting there for a Sri lankan is very rare occurrence. List of A-Grade Highways in Sri Lanka, its bit difficult to find info on each road. but we'll try.wishes!--chanakal (talk) 14:37, 8 October 2008 (UTC)
There is a point in working together, what I have found in my few years in Wikipedia is that people are motivated by few subject matters and tend to contribute in those overwhelmingly. Then they tire out and burn out and just fade away. Even when people work together such as WP:Karnataka, there is always one guy who keeps it going. Having said that it is so difficult to find people to copy edit and improve an article to make it encyclopedic. So may be we need to figure out a way to get help from each other to improve articles Taprobanus (talk) 21:29, 8 October 2008 (UTC)
I list out inactive members. It seems to be some editors are active but either have not responded or have add their names to wrong list. may be some of them just added name to list without any intention of involving in a collaboration. need to clarify it though. --chanakal (talk) 09:09, 9 October 2008 (UTC)


List of Prime Ministers of Sri Lanka is currently a Featured List Candidate. All editors are invited to participate here. Any comments and suggestions will be welcome. Chamal Talk ± 03:48, 11 October 2008 (UTC)

New article announcements

Hello all, i created a new article announcements page. please add your new article to this page. It's then helpful to update Sri Lanakan portal's DYK section. wishes! --chanakal (talk) 13:50, 13 October 2008 (UTC)

Hello fellow Sri Lankan editors, It's pleasing to see after creating new article announcements page rate of creating new articles has accelerated. I updated Portal:Sri Lanka's DYK section based on this page. however i found it extremely difficult to identify hooks for the DYKs. Therefore I'll be so grateful if you could suggest hooks for new DYKs in Portal:Sri Lanka/Did you know/Suggest page. Regards! --Chanaka L (talk) 03:55, 25 January 2009 (UTC)

Portal:Sri Lanka

I have placed a peer review request for Portal:Sri Lanka. here is the current request list. Wikipedia:Portal peer review/Requests‎ hope every Sri Lankan editor help me to improve it. Regards! --chanakal (talk) 12:47, 23 December 2008 (UTC)