The #YearEndTweetup in tweets


TweetupSL is something active tweeps (Twitter users) across Sri Lanka look forward to each year. It is, after all, one of the biggest meetups in Sri Lanka. Alas, this year TweetupSL didn’t happen. At least in any official capacity. Unofficially, we had a small Year End Tweetup at Coco Veranda with a few very active tweeps on the 22nd of December.

The origins

It all started with a single tweet by @YasirNasir.

A date was then set which @udithaumesh was comfortable with

Over the course of the day, more enthusiastic tweeps were found that loved the idea.

Soon, the Coco Veranda seal of approval was granted.

#YearEndTweetup was now official with a few rules in place.

What happened at the #YearEndTweetup

Unlike TweetupSL, the Year End Tweetup didn’t exactly have an agenda full of activities. It was a return to the basics of a Tweetup where the main activity was for Tweetups to meet and socialize over a cup of coffee. This resulted in interesting conversations with topics varying from Star Wars to TEDx to Enrique.

We also celebrated @udaraumd’s birthday who is a co-founder of the original TweetupSL.

Of course, what’s a Tweetup without Coco’s famous and mouth-watering Death by Chocolate cake?

After surviving a chocolate overdose from the DBC, each of us said our goodbyes and went our separate ways.

The Year End Tweetup was very informal and one of the most memorable and fun Tweetups we’ve ever been to. Hopefully, we’ll see a few more Year End Tweetups in the future.


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