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2012-12-27 08:33:42
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Not many will doubt that one of the most sought after keyword on Internet is “sex”. And Sri Lankans, it seems, are the most search savvy when it comes to Googling that term.

This is according to Google Trends, a public web facility that shows how often a particular search-term is entered relative to the total search-volume across various regions of the world, and in various languages.

Second-placed India is not far behind in search for the term, and so isn’t (surprise, surprise) #3 Papua New Guinea and #4 Ethiopia even as Pakistan completes the Top 5 nations that Googled for ‘sex’ in 2012.

According to Google Trends, search for the term peaked in Sri Lanka during the week April 15-21, 2012, even as the partial data for the current week (December 23-29, 2012) shows it as second-highest week during which the term was Goggled in 2012.

In India, people most Googled for the term during the week November 11-17, 2012 while the week October 21-27, 2012, wasn’t far behind.

When it comes to breaking down the data by cities, however, India’s Bangalore tops the charts for people Googling the term ‘sex’ in 2012.

In fact, the top 5 slots are all Indian cities – Bangalore is followed by Chennai, Pune New Delhi and Calcutta, in that order.

And mind you, this is a worldwide list – not the list of Indian cities most searching for the term. Pakistan’s Lahore is at No. 6 while the next two – Chandigarh and Mumbai – are again Indian cities, followed by Thanh Pho Ho Chi Minh and Hanoi, both in Vietnam.

Below are the ‘rankings’ for 2012, as of December 26, 2012.

Top 10 Countries where People Googled the term ‘sex’ in 2012

1. Sri Lanka

2. India

3. Papua New Guinea

4. Ethiopia

5. Pakistan

6. Bangladesh

7. Vietnam

8. Nepal

9. Somalia

10. Cambodia

Top 10 Terms Used

1. free sex

2. sex video

3. sex videos

4. porn sex

5. porn

6. indian sex

7. hot sex

8. sex tube

9. sex stories

10. sex girl

Top 10 Citieswhere People Googled the term ‘sex’

1. Bangalore

2. Chennai

3. Pune

4. New Delhi

5. Calcutta

6. Lahore

7. Chandigarh

8. Mumbai

9. Thanh Pho Ho Chi Minh

10. Hanoi

Source for all data: Google Trends


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Rahu Thursday, 27 December 2012 03:16
Oh Bodu Bala Sena pls look the most viewed month is April festival season. Preached the to be good in society instead making problem between religious
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Alex Thursday, 27 December 2012 07:00
First of all, unlike Sharia fanatics, Srilankans are free to do whatever they want in their lives. Secondly, Bodu Bala Sena has nothing to do with these sort of activities. Its purposes are far beyond making imaginary "religious conflicts" as you mentioned. be realistic#
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Virtex Thursday, 27 December 2012 08:30
Well said
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SpaceCab Thursday, 27 December 2012 10:13
Yes they are good at things like forcing the pastor worship the Buddha statue
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shihan Thursday, 27 December 2012 10:16
free? you serious? are sri lankans free to do what we want in this country? Are we in a situation to practice our respected religions without any interference? Are we allowed to speak out? Are we allowed to ask for our rights? Are we the minority equally treated in the so called paradise of indian ocean? This place is nothing but a heaven of racists and narrow minded people.
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Bodubala sena Thursday, 27 December 2012 11:21
Bodubala sena hasto control their members from committing sexul abuses against children & women. last week in anuradapura one monk has raped a small girl but these we cant see in the news paper headlines.... ridicules
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Kulathunga Thursday, 27 December 2012 11:57
Alex...how do you say Bodu Bala Sena's ajenda is far from racism? they are the people behind attacks on Muslim businessmans in Badulla, Ambilipitiya...also they are behind the protests organized in various part of the country, they are the ones who are pasting posters/distributing leaflets agaisnt muslims...
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Rahu Thursday, 27 December 2012 13:12
Agreed with you caption
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Msmith Friday, 28 December 2012 05:45
Also we can say that majority of Sri Lankans can spell the word correctly. High literacy
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carl Friday, 28 December 2012 08:25
No. the real reason is we Sri Lankans and even the Indians a are narrow minded when it comes to sex, top secret and stupid story's to children about sex.
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SK Friday, 28 December 2012 08:41
So Alex, as per your analysis this is a good record for SL to have? Which means u sould be happy with the increase in rapes & sexual violence in Sl as well.. We're very fortunate to have educated & cultured people like you amongst us!!
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Kulathunga Thursday, 27 December 2012 07:33
Yes, well said Rahu....first of these preachers should try to preach good behavings, manners, culture etc instead of spreading racism in SriLanka...Muslims are being so patient on Bodu Bala Sena activities even though they are continuously being attacked via word and physically in several towns across island.....this is over to you people...!!
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Mayans Thursday, 27 December 2012 08:05
SL men are sexually frustrated coz of the dumb culture
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Managala Thursday, 27 December 2012 08:13
Mr Kulathunga I agree with your point but your love should not be only for Muslims it should be for every religion every religon get hurts when there religious values & places got destroyed so voicing against such thing is a right of the people.Not only for buddhist it is common factor for all religions every one should learn to respect and protect each others religious values otherwise giving raise to such organizations could not be stopped...
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shan Thursday, 27 December 2012 08:40
# kulathunga how long we should patient, what muslim did in sri lanka canu tel any wrong did by them with proof,
goverement take any action for that
or any others monk association take action,
why dnt u talking about it,
if iits Buddhism country how can happen it in the world as 1st rank,
budhist should want to knw what wrong going there,
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shihan Thursday, 27 December 2012 10:18
I heard from some Sinhalese racist mindset people that they want to start another war and chase all the minorities in this country. It was literally said by one of my Sinhalese brothers. What did we do to them? Did we terrorize the country or ask for separatism? We have always kept the lion flag in our hearts and this is how they treat us. Sad truth.
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neutral Guy Friday, 28 December 2012 10:17
First thing... I'm pretty sure you are not a Buddhist.. so your comments are bias towards you religion. Secondly you are talking nonsense. you wanna to see racism and cruelty against muslims look at what's happening in middle east. what americans are doing to muslims. Sri Lankans are not against muslims. but muslims only want to outgrow other religions . remember how muslims protest against Buddha statue in eastern region.... So my personal belief Buddhist should work together to protect their religion from other religions
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Anjula Thursday, 27 December 2012 08:35
That survey was done not only for Buddhists, It is included with every ethnics like Muslims, Tamils....etc. But want make hint you The majority of Colombo District are others not Buddhists even Most web access facilities are opened most probably in Colombo rather than other cities....Therefore No point to raise your arm aginst Bodhu Balal sena by crashing image of Buddhism.
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Sam Thursday, 27 December 2012 16:49
Get out of your cave! And what's this about Colombo District comprising mainly on non-Buddhists. Where do you get your information?

As the majority of this country, we Sinhalese need to accept responsibility instead of living in a bubble. All out sub-cultures are rife with corruption and immorality but again...in the context of a nation..doesn't the majority bear responsibility.
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mike Thursday, 27 December 2012 08:57
have you defined which religious or ethnic group is responsible? isnt it strange that USA is not on the list? Srilanka is a free country we dont force anything apone any one but we must take action on racist like you!
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Upul Thursday, 27 December 2012 11:38
This is why Wimal asked to boycott Google, at that time people laugh at him
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Gamage Thursday, 27 December 2012 12:11
Dear Rahu,
What is this has do with Bodu Bala Sena ? And April festival seasons ? Whats your point ? scared to spill it out. Well I guess others can see who you are and what you are !
Cant you be happy seen how many of Sri Lankans have access to internet ?
PPl like you, who connects all the farts to relegion and race are the real trouble !!
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Rahu Thursday, 27 December 2012 13:25
Dear Gamage
I never going to argue with religion matters. I mean here April months is Sinhala and Tamil new year and many people visit to the Pansala or Kovil where the monks or clergies can preach about the religion and how the people must live in the respected society. Even church and mosque should do the same things. But when we compare with Bodu Bala Sena only educating Buddhist people to fight and ignore Muslims from the country. It's up to you Gayan.........
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cbr Thursday, 27 December 2012 13:13
@Rahu,
What this has to do with religions? The stated period in April is a holiday for majority of the country and not just Buddhists. And do you think only Buddhists have internet connections? And did you think about who are the majorities in the cities which have the most facilities?
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anton pinghe Friday, 28 December 2012 03:19
let people do what they want on there own pc, there paying theres internet bills
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ANTON Thursday, 27 December 2012 03:24
YEP, WE SHOULD BE GIVEN AN SPECIAL AWARD.
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Lari Thursday, 27 December 2012 04:08
Jaya Ho!!! Sri Lanka and India......What a pride !!!!. Its shows we still at a pertive stage and unable to manage innovation. This why we are called S Asian....- Kawaiyyawa heduwath , uta madwathura nethuwa be....
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Palitha Thursday, 27 December 2012 03:30
So, Whats wrong?It is a Humanright.
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Nihal Thursday, 27 December 2012 03:47
But, preaching always otherwisw
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chin Thursday, 27 December 2012 10:28
Who preach sex is evil ?
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Cobra Thursday, 27 December 2012 03:36
I don't believe that Sri Lankans are number one!
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DN Thursday, 27 December 2012 08:04
Yes , Article says it is relative figure to total search-volume. Actual count wise Sri Lanka may be in far below because of our population & IT penetration. The article heading is bit misleading. But main point to take is as a nation we are not leveraging actual benefits of the technology.
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Hari Thursday, 27 December 2012 18:36
Be proud man. In Sri lanka, do we see girls are raped in buses or taxies.
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Thomas Engine Driver Thursday, 27 December 2012 03:36
Pissata kaduwa dunna wage, ape ayata internet dunnama (similar to arming an insane person, when internet provided to some)
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SS Thursday, 27 December 2012 03:38
NIyamayi ! Ohoma yamu kollane
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ANTON Thursday, 27 December 2012 03:41
Not only kollo, kello too.
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Debby Thursday, 27 December 2012 03:39
too much controls and lack of sex education and general sex awareness. First to be blamed is our ego culture.
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Sulaimaan Thursday, 27 December 2012 06:31
er......you seem to be confused a bit, how does your argument support these statistics??
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Arachchi Thursday, 27 December 2012 03:39
Main reason for this situ is not having proper education on this subject.... everyone is in pressure but none willing to accept it.
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Sarath Thursday, 27 December 2012 03:41
This indicates hidden sexual unrest of our people. Need to legalize prostitution.
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HardBall Thursday, 27 December 2012 03:47
A sexually starved nation. What has the JHU has to say?
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ANTON Thursday, 27 December 2012 07:26
AS MALES WE ALSO HAVE THE SAME STARVATION.
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Bodubala sena Thursday, 27 December 2012 11:22
JHU members are in front of these things
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HardBall Thursday, 27 December 2012 03:48
Most of the countries in the top ten list has strong religious backgrounds.
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rajev Thursday, 27 December 2012 03:59
Most people using Internet In srilanka only For sex search, Even They dnt know Dailymirror.lk...Thats why parents always restricted to use internet for their children but Netcafe Always available..Other Than sex There is billion of Thing Available in Internet..
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Game Kolla Thursday, 27 December 2012 04:01
How do we know these figures are genuine? One of the (mad)ministers asked not to use Google...However people have right to use internet as they like.
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HardBall Thursday, 27 December 2012 04:11
The mad minister may be the cause for Sri Lanka topping the list.
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Sam Thursday, 27 December 2012 05:53
One sample of evidence in terms of our phony values and innocence - it is a repressed culture in denial of its true self. Who knows what's happening today (a poya day).
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shihan Thursday, 27 December 2012 05:54
I think Its the bodu bala sena members. Lol. Good achievement. This shows that this country is nothing. Freaks.
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mohamed Thursday, 27 December 2012 06:18
They would say Muslims are responsible for allowing marry four
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kollek Thursday, 27 December 2012 06:40
Gon harak wasso, gonkama pennanna epa.
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Raja Raju Thursday, 27 December 2012 05:56
People don't have sex education here. So there are searching for Sex education. Google just forgot to mention the next word.
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Mufassir Hussain Thursday, 27 December 2012 12:19
They says the most searched words too... its FREE SEX
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Gamarala Thursday, 27 December 2012 05:58
Speaks volumes of the sexually frustrated citizens of this Dhammadipe. Does it not?
And many hypocrites living here point their fingers at western countries.
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Sam Thursday, 27 December 2012 07:32
jathyantara kumantranayak
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Gamarala Thursday, 27 December 2012 06:02
No surprises here, shows the double standards of our frustrated inhabitants of this country.
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Firaz Anver Thursday, 27 December 2012 06:14
As one of the Ministers said recently, legalise prostitution. The rich cotinues this. But only the poor suffer. At least now they have the internet to browse these sites privately. This is one of the Miracles of Asia.
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hantan Thursday, 27 December 2012 06:22
this is a kumanthraney from adhirajyawadi google..to bring shame to our noble lands ... thats desha hithaishee wansha always preach dont use google
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s.ja Thursday, 27 December 2012 06:22
i don"t believe this categorization.
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duchee Thursday, 27 December 2012 06:24
Those loosers who try to damn the western culture are the ones trying to google their hypocritical word SEX!
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Bandu Thursday, 27 December 2012 06:29
I think the problem here is, Sri Lankan's have used "sex" as the word to search porn when the world is much advanced and using other words to look for the same thing. usually "sex" is a very primitive word for a search and may be using because only few knows Google search tips. you can not conclude anything without the proper background and the analysis.
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kumar Thursday, 27 December 2012 06:37
Wow!. Sri Lanka with small population could beat India, Pakistan and Bangladesh in this. Hats off!
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aj Thursday, 27 December 2012 06:45
Govt achievement, Rajapaksa family achievement
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citzen silva Friday, 28 December 2012 03:06
Well done guys- 31st Dec 2012 declared Public /bank holiday ot celebrate the achivement.
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gayan Thursday, 27 December 2012 06:47
sri lanka is a buddhist country. So how this can happen?
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cbr Thursday, 27 December 2012 12:55
But how much of the population is actually Buddhist? And only 12-15% of the country is using internet and most of the facilities are restricted to cities.
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verikutti Thursday, 27 December 2012 06:47
Wow!,We some how wonder of asia!
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priya Thursday, 27 December 2012 06:49
People have more kindness and more sexual feeling - will the more intelligent . who ever write the comment here check your self - are u kind and have more sexual feeling - or not if not see ur performance in college or what are u doing now,
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God Thursday, 27 December 2012 06:55
This shame is for the majority community from god...the way Buddist monks broke that mosuq more to come...
Amen
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Raveya Thursday, 27 December 2012 06:56
Sex with us ..no problem...we are used to selling ...but minority can't pray n build religious places in our mother country..
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Thambiyar Thursday, 27 December 2012 06:59
Budah darama well practiced in this so called Buddist country
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Minister Thursday, 27 December 2012 07:04
Isn't it why our authorities are trying to provide a red light district in Colombo? How thoughtful they are!
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Buwa Thursday, 27 December 2012 07:08
There's a contradiction between the results. If Sri Lanka listed as the No. 1 region which google for the term SEX, no doubt Colombo should listed as the number one in cities. But no city in Sri Lanka in the list, dont you guys think its strange????
Crazy google :P
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Sam Thursday, 27 December 2012 10:23
It's likely in proportion to the population size. So basically..we have a higher proportion of perverts per capita...how delightful! NOT
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kandykolla Thursday, 27 December 2012 11:52
Even I was thinking that ! Few years ago a stat said only 2% of the Lankan population use internet and 98% of them are in the Western Province !! Very strange.....!! Population wise indians are masters in breeding and we are no where close to them !!
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Mufassir Hussain Thursday, 27 December 2012 12:24
For Your information no, when you set up time in your PC or laptop, u don't have a city/timezone for Colombo. but you will find the Country as Sri Lanka. always you set your city as Chennai or Bangalore to get the Sri Lankan time :) hope this will clear you mate
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Hari Thursday, 27 December 2012 18:45
This shows people in other cities too have access to internet. Most of our cities are moving towards hi-tech. It is commendable
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Maluppa Thursday, 27 December 2012 07:10
No doubt that the Buddhist Monks leading the list. Simply because they are deprived from yearning sexual content.
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Indian Monitor Thursday, 27 December 2012 07:14
Indians are doing the search in "Google" so that they could have some fun upon their visit.
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HEWA Thursday, 27 December 2012 07:18
ask Ven.PITADUWE SIRIDAMMA to comment on this matter!
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Gamaralala Thursday, 27 December 2012 07:18
We do sex search as it is need to be verified what it is
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Confused Thursday, 27 December 2012 07:20
Sri Lankans are sex starved. This has been proved by the many horrendous stories we hear. As any woman traveling in our public transport systems and they will confirm this though they may feel embarrassed & scared to openly resist this type of abuse.Even old women are not spared!! We try to project to the world that we are a highly civilized society & condemn the west
for their liberality . You can see now who are the real perverts.
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mike Thursday, 27 December 2012 08:53
suppose u hv never heard of india. in a place called delhi a rape happens every 03mnts. watch BBC /CNN its headline these days. i can name many countries much worse than here
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Ann Thursday, 27 December 2012 11:01
Think going in the bus was bad? Try walking on the road! the 5 minute walk to my office can be a horrid experiance. The fact that these findings point out the majority are from Asia and not from western countries speaks volumes in itself. People don't need PCs and internet connections either. All they need is a mobile with a WAP connection. have the men and women in our country become so frustrated?
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RuwanL Thursday, 27 December 2012 07:23
this is because sex education is minimum in our country , Sex is a taboo word in our closed society. Cab you ask you mother what is sex? She will give and answer like "sex is female or male" or something similar to it. We need sex education big time!
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Sana Thursday, 27 December 2012 07:30
Sex Man Country !
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amila Thursday, 27 December 2012 07:33
Our president is also one of them.He leads the way.
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kandykolla Thursday, 27 December 2012 12:00
and add his three musketeers !!!
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Abu Dhabi Thursday, 27 December 2012 07:34
i am wonder how poor people got the PC and internet connection, who living in remote area.....may be this keyword from net cafe.....
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Ann Thursday, 27 December 2012 12:31
mobile phones that have WAP connections.
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Willows Thursday, 27 December 2012 07:46
Not a single western in the list, why it is the education and freedom
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SudhuPancha Thursday, 27 December 2012 07:48
Nawa gilunath baan chooooooooooooooonnnnnnn!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1
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DN Thursday, 27 December 2012 07:53
Our Govt. will take points from this by linking this to Sri Lankans IT knowledge or their access to internet..
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Paddy Suman Thursday, 27 December 2012 08:01
Do you see any European country in this list? It's because "sex" is not taboo in those countries. Sex crimes are rare 'coz they know where to go when the need arises. In our country "sex" is always under the carpet and everyone is curious to know what is hidden there.
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Paddy Suman Thursday, 27 December 2012 08:02
From dawn to dusk we keep listening to bana, pirith. But from inside everyone including those preachers are burning with desire. Those who ban every sex related issue are the most currupted of all 'coz their minds are vulgar. Even the "Wal Aliya" (Wild Elephant) was named "Wana Aliya" thinking that the word "Wal" is dirty.
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Cancer Thursday, 27 December 2012 08:09
This says that Sri Lankans have contributed to enhance googles profits this year. They should be thankful to us!
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PASUU Thursday, 27 December 2012 08:17
gOOgle MCQ:-
S_ _ LANKA
(1) R, I (2) E,X
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Pristine Beauty Thursday, 27 December 2012 08:24
Sri Lankans shows bravery.. Because I remember during this period people were panicked on "TSUNAMI" and I though people would search google for "Tsunami" but seems they showed "Navagilunath Band Choon".. Ha ha.. Keep it up.
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John Fernandez Thursday, 27 December 2012 08:26
If you visit Europe, USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and many other countries during summer, people are half naked. Some are even without underwear. But they don't get raped or abused. Civilised people know how to balance their thoughts no matter what they see.

In Sri Lanka everyone is nicely clothed from out side, but from inside most people would love to undress the girl/boy standing in front of them. This is the sad truth.
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Jalla Hutan Thursday, 27 December 2012 08:32
Elakiri. Ohoma yung! it is because majority of the people don't know proper english. Simply they don't know advanced words than this.
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anton pinghe Friday, 28 December 2012 03:29
agree,,
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Siling Biling Thursday, 27 December 2012 08:40
Google has just set up its office in Colombo and started finding faults with the society while they (America) is killing their own people indiscriminately.
On what ground they have put Sri Lanka on top? Less than 10 percent of the population in Sri Lanka has access to the Internet, and comparing to the population density in Sri Lanka and India, any idiot can imagine that Sri Lanka cannot top on Internet survey. There are some ulterior motives behind this type of surveys. And the great blunder is that such slush is given big publicity.
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adnan Thursday, 27 December 2012 08:41
wonder of the world srilanka....
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shan Thursday, 27 December 2012 08:42
what great bud hist country
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Dee Friday, 28 December 2012 04:05
surely the mid east countries also come high on top of this list. its not religion but howmuch 'suppression' is involved.
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The cool guy Thursday, 27 December 2012 08:49
India is a country with largest population so its not a big deal, but Sri Lanka.... I'm sure anti-Sri Lankans are involved to spoil our name :D
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NonResident Thursday, 27 December 2012 08:53
Here is a interesting statistic!

On a per capita basis taking the sub continent only, with Sri Lanka as base at 100%. This shows how advanced we are on the “Sex” front compared to our neighbors!

1 Sri Lanka 100.00%
2 Bangladesh 13.41%
3 Pakistan 11.43%
4 India 1.67%
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Dave Singh Thursday, 27 December 2012 08:59
Of course.We have reached the highest tourist arrivals in 2012.
So what about their google serach
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goon with rope Thursday, 27 December 2012 09:01
wonder of Asia... :-) /
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rosa Thursday, 27 December 2012 09:11
This shows our weera is correct. Google should be banned in SL.
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Ami Thursday, 27 December 2012 09:13
What proof they have to confirm that all clicks are made by SriLankans ? :-)
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Saskia Thursday, 27 December 2012 10:01
Google should also specify which part of Srilanka because those sex addicted people are mostly from south and east.
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Calistus Jayatilleke Thursday, 27 December 2012 10:02
Most probably due to one of the two extremes: either total lack of knowledge with regard to sexual issues or thoroughly sex-starved.
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roy Thursday, 27 December 2012 10:27
when the rest of the world catches number one status in good achievements,well done..... another good news from the wonder of asia.
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Amit Thursday, 27 December 2012 10:33
LOL at those trying to insult Buddhists. Who has 24 hour internet access, wealth/large income and lots of spare time? only those in Colombo. And these people in Colombo are mainly Christian or Muslim mostly DM readers too. Also big contributors must be the Catholic priests in SL.
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raj Thursday, 27 December 2012 10:34
shame shame shame for the buddhist country. this is what buddhist monks teach
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Amit Thursday, 27 December 2012 17:35
ROFL. So Buddhist monks teach people to do goodl search for "sex"? Do you know how dumb you sound. I guess you lost some of your brain functions during your daily sessions in your search.
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Amit Thursday, 27 December 2012 10:36
Also hilarious to read the "out raged" comments of these intolerant Christians who frequent DM. Like typical hypocrits they are probably the ones who rammed up the google search trend.
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Mike_duchee Friday, 28 December 2012 04:08
Do you think bashing Christians is a normal practice? Just because they have a way of living more similar to the western, should Christians be called as nasty half-starved douchebags? You people are intolerant and have attitude problems!
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Mike_duchee Thursday, 27 December 2012 11:13
Sri Lankans need to change their attitudes towards sex. We have muddled up conventions and sex.... So Primitive and it'd disgusting!
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lasana kolla Thursday, 27 December 2012 11:25
Religion has failed in this nation.The leaders do not lead by example being the reason. More sex crimes are on the cards, if this is not checked. Many rape cases are not reported due to shame and stigma. Innocent women have become targets of sexual attacks. Wake up call...
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Ajith Thursday, 27 December 2012 11:28
Good News!!!!!.
We should be rewarded by the world body.
They now know that we are energetic people and not so lousy!!!!
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rehan Thursday, 27 December 2012 11:38
asians get a better stand more testosterone in our system.thats Y
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patriot kolla Thursday, 27 December 2012 11:45
This is conspiracy of western govrnments. ban gmail, i phone, patrol, diesel and american dollar too.

e.g. oh i forgot to mention apple iphone and all computers in the country should be confiscated
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conty Friday, 28 December 2012 05:31
Patriot Kolla: Is this your pen name for Mervyn Silva? Your comments sound like his!!!!!!!! He is an idiot are you one too?
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modapala Thursday, 27 December 2012 11:49
That why Wimal veerawansa's said Google should strike or whip from Sri Lanka
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Real Peace Thursday, 27 December 2012 12:20
The army of ministers we have must be doing this as only they a free unlimited access to broadband in this country!
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Jay Thursday, 27 December 2012 12:26
Monks must have browsed over-nigh.....
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Mufassir Hussain Thursday, 27 December 2012 12:34
key important thing is this is after Government band the SEXUAL websites (local) via TRC in 2011 June. which they forgot that ppl can search from GOOGLE. may be they thought that after so called intelligent minister publicly told ppl will stop using Google...

anyway all the ppl who are trying to bring another civil war by posting conflicting posts on Facebook and bogs pls look in to this and lest join our hands together to to make aware about this
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alisten Thursday, 27 December 2012 12:38
Can we see how many are from Government departments please during office time including minsters.
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Kay Parker Thursday, 27 December 2012 12:45
Is it duty free??
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unknown Thursday, 27 December 2012 12:54
ls Atapattu the name used most
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HKS Thursday, 27 December 2012 13:04
THIS SHOWS THAT SRI LANKAN ARE VERY HONEST AND OPEN MINDED PEOPLE! SO WE MUST BE PROUD ABOUT OURSELVES!!
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Anton Thursday, 27 December 2012 16:26
Ah. now the boys on street will say "Sir Boom Boom"
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patriot Thursday, 27 December 2012 16:42
Internet is a new thing for Sri lanka. Once they get tired of seeing sex related junk, they will realize "If you see one, you've seen them all" numbers searching for "sex" will drop.
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Buddhi Kasun Thursday, 27 December 2012 16:47
At least we have best perverts in the world.. :D
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Saminda Thursday, 27 December 2012 17:00
Sri Lanka is the No. 1 in top ten countries but non of Sri Lankan cities in top ten cities ????????????????
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galapitamada Thursday, 27 December 2012 17:16
Stupid alex forward your mother sister wife aunties to freely become protitutes internationally and even offer your own self to gays free to do whatever you want .I you agree you a more than stupid .Even your catholic friends woudl spit you and u do not belong to god the way your offering freely to others .Dogs are better than gays like u .Even animals would go only to the female thats nature
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Chuti Thursday, 27 December 2012 17:32
Hooray !!!!!

At least World Number one for something !!!

Don't worry ... Be Happy!!!
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Mahendra Thursday, 27 December 2012 17:49
Not a single Western country, it shows that they don't need to see pictures as they realy do the act so freely as thier women are more free to aloow this, also little bit vulger, we on the other hand don't have the gutts to do it so we satisfy ourselves by seeing photos of sex activity. It's all poor countries topping the list.
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concern citizen Thursday, 27 December 2012 18:37
Perhaps this is not true because only 20% of the Sri Lankan have access to Internet. And also majority of the people who have access to Internet live Colombo and suburbs. Internet cafes are mostly located in big cities and tourist areas. Most of the people who have access to internet cafes in these areas are tourists. You have to critically think about these ‘Google findings’. All these countries named in this so called “Google trend” are not Internet savvy countries (Papua New Guinea and Ethiopia even as Pakistan). Sri Lanka’s population is smaller compare to Internet Savvy USA, China or India. People are people where ever they live. internet is cheapest media in western countries. Perhaps this is a ploy by some interested people to legalize Prostitution or even to promote tourism in Sri Lanka because I have seen this news has been reported in most of the local news papers but, no news paper was able to produce the actual source or Google link.
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Srimal Thursday, 27 December 2012 18:39
Our education system doesn't provide much sexual education to the students. As a result they get so excited to the term 'sex' and they try to explore things. Even after they become mature there's no way for them to get the details. So they use mobile phones and internet to learn things.
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saman Friday, 28 December 2012 01:42
Sure Majority of the searches would be from people who are not married or persons restricted not to marry.
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WTF Friday, 28 December 2012 02:55
Why the hell does an article on porn lead to religious battering ?? We all enjoy porn regardless of ethnicity. It's the great unifying factor; so at least here let go of all the differences and watch porn as one.
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Yaksha Deva Friday, 28 December 2012 03:21
Sex is not such a bad thing. .Even jesus has said search you will find . Hope they get what they want.
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It is a healthy thing to be sexually active .
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Dee Friday, 28 December 2012 03:59
aren't we a SEXY nation.!
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ASDASDNASJKDN Friday, 28 December 2012 04:10
The LOL thing is SLT has Banded some Web Sites since 2007
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nicky karunarathna Friday, 28 December 2012 04:12
Without sex this planet Earth will not spin or revolve. If sex stops - planet stop as well or vise versa.. It is aslo in the statistics that every 20 minutes girl is get raoed in India. On the other hand, in equatorial countires due to the hot wheather - people wear loose garments and anytime is tea time for them whereas cold countries wearing too many garments with heavy clothing people have second thoughts before action. It shows in reason census in SL that Nuwara Eliya has got the lowerst population growth. So it is not the people, it is rather climate conditions that applies. Even the first being erupted in equatorial countries in the evolution of beings. It shows that, when you cook food - if you dont eat by noon it stales faster in this region.
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Rakith Friday, 28 December 2012 20:37
What a joke.
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Patriot Friday, 28 December 2012 04:54
Go to the temple, wear a band of pirith nool, do a bodhi pooja, come home and search for Sex on google.
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Chinthaka de Hoot Friday, 28 December 2012 04:56
The comments here clearly show the racist / sectoral feelings of non-Sinhalese Buddhists towards Sinhalese Buddhists. It is funny that this topic has led to a verbal attack on Bodu Bala Sena etc.
"Sex" is "sex" and it cuts across people of all religions and races.
People here comment as if non Sinhalese-Buddhists are so saintly and pure.
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Chinthaka de Hoot Friday, 28 December 2012 05:03
This report is based on an incorrect analysis of data.
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Booruwa Friday, 28 December 2012 05:31
They are working.
We are supervising.
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somebody Friday, 28 December 2012 08:25
What a stupid interpretation of statistics, look around the top 10 countries all are new to internet adaptation. IMHO keywords such as "sex" and "job" are the most curious searches when anyone first browse the net
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shanthapriya Friday, 28 December 2012 08:40
THE PROBLEM IS WITH SRI LANKAN LADIES.
THEY ONLY WEAR AS MODELS ON THE ROAD ONLY TO DISTURB MEN.
BUT THESE LADIES DO NOT PERFORM BETTER RESULTING
INNOCENT MEN GOING AFTER THIS TYPE OF THINGS USING INTERNET FOR MERE SATISFACTION.
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Rakith Friday, 28 December 2012 20:38
Hahaha, like a typical weak man, you blame the women! Hahaha. Grow a pair malli.
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lan Friday, 28 December 2012 08:45
with 20million population we can beat counties like india with a population over a billion. Another miracle of Asia .
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Gamarala Friday, 28 December 2012 09:25
Sri Lankans,
Don't use Google and use other search engine next time to search 'sex'.
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ThinkFirst Friday, 28 December 2012 10:13
The first thing that come to mind when you hear this news is that Sri Lankans may be a sex starved nation. But let us think a bit.

To my experience, people are curious about Internet porn when they do not have access to the Internet. So the day and they get access to the Internet they go hell bent on searching for all the porn in the world day and night. However this wears off in about 2 – 3 weeks. After that the average person seldom look for pornography on the Internet.

To me, this news item taken in the context of this fact of life, signifies that in the year 2012, a lot of new Sri Lankans have got access to the Internet.

This means that the digital divide is reducing in Sri Lanka

I therefore am quite happy to hear that we Sri Lankans lead this list.
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oheppalayan Friday, 28 December 2012 12:49
well look at the bright side, at least we'r number one!
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kikki Monday, 7 January 2013 10:09
still need to get civilized!
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Waruni Wednesday, 25 December 2013 10:47
This is a complete misunderstanding. Google trends does not show absolute search volumes because the data is normalized and presented on a scale from 0-100. Each point on the graph is divided by the highest point or 100.
If you want to see the real search volumes you should use Key Word Planner tool in Google Adwords. Total monthly average search volume for the exact term "sex" is 30.8 Million for the whole world. Out of which the search volume for "sex" from Sri Lanka is just 110,000 per month which is around 0.4% of the total. Sri Lanka is even in the first 25 countries in the search for this term. However India & USA have 1.8 Million & 2.7Million searches per month respectively for the term "sex".
It is sad to see that this misleading news is getting so much of media hype.
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