All Sri Lankan Newspapers & Sinhala Breaking News Online

Sri Lankan Newspapers is a national news and press media of Sri Lanka. Newspapers have been a mandatory part of the modern world. There are many newspapers around the world in various countries. In Sri Lanka, it’s a more important field in the country because of the iconic service they are doing to society by presenting true and valuable content, even about the corruption done by major leaguers.

Sri Lanka is a country that has four ethnic groups in the country, So we can find Newspapers in three languages Sinhalese, Tamil, and English according to their speaking languages. There are printed newspapers and online newspapers in the country. In this article, you could see major newspapers and a few more details like a bit from their history.

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List Of Printing News Papers In Sri Lankan

1. Lankadeepa

A newspaper in the Sinhalese language, which has been a national newspaper since 1977 published by Wijeya Newspapers. This is a leading newspaper in the country which have a circulation over the country. This is published in broadsheet format and political alignment is centrist of the newspaper.

Daily Lankadeepa has a circulation of 250,000 and 560,000 for Sunday Lankadeepa. Sunday Lankadeepa Won the SLIM-Nielsen people’s Awards for four years continuously from 2006 for Sri Lanka’s most popular weekend newspaper.

2. Mawbima

A recently started newspaper in the Sinhalese language, and achieved a big success in a small time. A national and leading newspaper published by Standard newspapers Pvt. Ltd and the owner are Terran Alles. Publishing in print and online formats.

3. Sunday Leader

English Newspaper published by Leader publications Pvt. Ltd started in 1994. A weekly newspaper
and owned by Lal Wickramatunge and Asanga Seneviratne.

4. The Sunday Times

An English newspaper initially published by the Times Group, and Now it was owned by Wijeya  Newspapers after the Times Group was taken over by Wijeya Newspapers. The daily counterpart of this is the Daily mirror.

5. Thinakaran
A daily newspaper in the Tamil language published by Associated Newspapers of Ceylon Limited. Sister newspapers are Sunday Observer, Silumina, Dinamina, and Daily news. This newspaper has about 50,000 circulations over the country.

6. Virakesari

Oldest and most circulated daily newspaper in the Tamil language. This is owned and published by Express Newspapers Pvt. Ltd. Founded in August 1930 and has about 120,000 daily circulations over the country. Publishes in broadsheet format and its political alignment is independent. PPR. Subramanian Chettiar was the founder of VIRAKESARI.

In 2005, they launched the E-paper of the newspaper and it was the world’s first Tamil E-Paper. Due to the significant numbers of Sri Lankan Tamil population (diaspora) spread across the world, VIRAKESARI has become a world-renowned name in Tamil.

There is a weekly edition printed in Doha and distributed around the states of the Middle East. Sunday VIRAKESARI is distributed in over 15 countries including The United States, Canada, The UK, France, Germany, India, The Middle East, New Zealand, and Australia.

7. Lakbima

A weekly newspaper owned by Sumathi Newspapers Pvt. Ltd. Established in 1994. This is the main
sponsor of the annual Sumathi Teledrama Award Ceremony.

8. The Island

An English Newspaper founded in 1984, published and owned by Upali Newspapers. It has 70,000
circulation and Sunday Island is the weekend counterpart of the newspaper which has 103,000
the circulation around the country.

9. Divaina

A daily newspaper published and owned by Upali Newspapers was established in 1981. It has 156,000
circulation in-country and Sunday Divaina, the weekend counterpart of the newspaper has about
340,000 readers in the country.

10. The Nation

A weekly English newspaper which has founded in 2006. Published by Rivira Media Corporation
Pvt. Ltd. It has about 132,000 circulations per issue and about 662,000 readerships by 2012. Edits are
by Mr. Malinda Seneviratne.

Sri Lankan Sinhala Online Newspapers

Sri Lanka Guardian

An online newspaper available in English and Sinhalese languages was launched in 2007. Founders are Nilantha Ilangamuwa and Victor Karunairajan and Editors are Windy Gamlath and Eric Bailey.

The site is well known for its independent news coverage. It has been banned several times in Sri Lanka along with other websites for this criticism of the Sri Lankan government and the officials and its investigative journalism.

Colombo Telegraph

Sri Lankan online newspaper run by exiled journalists. Available in English and Sinhalese languages. This was founded in 2011 and is currently being edited by Uvindu Kurukulasuriya. This also has been blocked repeatedly several times by the government.

Ada Derana

One of Sri Lanka’s leading news sites published in Sinhalese, Tamil, and English. Launched recently in the country. In addition, the below-mentioned websites are online versions of printed newspapers published in Sri

Sri Lankan Newspapers List  & Sinhala News Papers

  • CEYLON TODAY – An English online newspaper.
  • DIVAINA – A Sinhalese online newspaper.
  • THE ISLAND – An English online newspaper.
  • LAKBIMA – A Sinhalese online newspaper.
  • THE NATION – An English online newspaper.
  • THINAKARAN – A Tamil online newspaper.
  • UTHAYAN – A Tamil online newspaper.

These are the top and most popular Sri Lankan Newspapers in Sri Lanka. People can read them anywhere using the internet. If you want to more about the breaking news in Sinhala then visit the links we cover and do know more.