List of newspapers in Sri Lanka

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The List of newspapers in Sri Lanka lists every daily and non-daily news publication currently operating in Sri Lanka. The list includes information on whether it is distributed daily or non-daily, and who publishes it. For those newspapers that are also published online, the website is given.

General newspapers[edit]

Newspaper
Language
Frequency
Website
Publisher/Parent Company
Established
Circulation
References
Ada Sinhala Daily ada.lk Wijeya Newspapers 2012 110,000
Daily Mirror English Daily dailymirror.lk Wijeya Newspapers 1999 76,000 [1][2]
Ceylon Today English Daily ceylontoday.lk Ceylon Newspapers (Pvt) Ltd 2011 25,000 [2][3]
Daily News English Daily dailynews.lk Associated Newspapers of Ceylon Limited 1918 88,000 [4]
Dinamina Sinhala Daily dinamina.lk Associated Newspapers of Ceylon Limited 1909 75,000 [4]
Divaina Sinhala Daily divaina.com Upali Newspapers 1981 156,000 (Daily Divaina)
340,000 (Sunday Divaina)
[5]
The Island English Daily island.lk Upali Newspapers 1981 70,000 (Daily Island)
103,000 (Sunday Island)
[5]
Lakbima Sinhala Weekly lakbima.lk Sumathi Newspapers (Pvt) Ltd 1994 [6]
Lakbima News English Weekly lakbimanews.lk Sumathi Newspapers (Pvt) Ltd 2007 [6]
Lankadeepa Sinhala Daily lankadeepa.lk Wijeya Newspapers 1991 250,000 (Daily Lankadeepa)
560,000 (Sunday Lankadeepa)
[1][2]
Mawbima Sinhala Weekly mawbima.lk The Standard Newspapers (Pvt) Ltd 2011
The Nation English Weekly nation.lk Rivira Media Corporation (Pvt) Ltd 2006 132,000 [7][8]
Ravaya Sinhala Weekly ravaya.lk Ravaya Publications (Pvt) Ltd 1987
Rivira Sinhala Weekly rivira.lk Rivira Media Corporation (Pvt) Ltd 2006 265,000 [7][8]
Silumina Sinhala Weekly silumina.lk Associated Newspapers of Ceylon Limited 1930 265,000 [4]
Sudar Oli Tamil Daily sudaroli.com Uthayan Group of Newspapers 2000
The Sunday Leader English Weekly thesundayleader.lk Leader Publications 1994
Sunday Observer English Weekly sundayobserver.lk Associated Newspapers of Ceylon Limited 1928 175,000 [4]
The Sunday Times English Weekly sundaytimes.lk Wijeya Newspapers 1991 330,000 [1][2]
Thinakaran Tamil Daily thinakaran.lk Associated Newspapers of Ceylon Limited 1932 50,000 (Thinakaran)
70,000 (Thinakaran Varamanjari)
[4][9]
Thinakkural Tamil Daily thinakkural.com Thinakkural Publications (Pvt) Ltd 1997
Uthayan Tamil Daily uthayan.com Uthayan Group of Newspapers 1985
Virakesari Tamil Daily virakesari.lk Express Newspapers (Ceylon) (Pvt) Ltd 1930 140,000
Randiwa Sinhala Weekly randiwa.lk Randiwa newspapers (Pvt) Ltd 2011

Special interest newspapers/magazines[edit]

Newspaper
Language
Frequency
Website
Publisher/Parent Company
Established
Circulation
Notes
Budhusarana Sinhala Monthly lakehouse.lk/budusarana Associated Newspapers of Ceylon Limited Buddhist magazine
Daily FT English Daily ft.lk Wijeya Newspapers 2009 20000 Financial news
Navaliya Sinhala Weekly navaliya.com Upali Newspapers 1982 131,000[5] Women's weekly
Nesan Tamil Monthly nesan.org Nesan Media Network 2006 Regional News Magazine
Ravaya Sinhala Weekly rawaya.net Ravaya Publications (Pvt) Ltd Alternative political news
Randiwa Sinhala Weekly randiwa.lk Upali Newspapers Peoples weekly
Sarasaviya Sinhala Weekly sarasaviya.lk Associated Newspapers of Ceylon Limited Arts/Movie magazine
Vidusara Sinhala Weekly vidusara.com Upali Newspapers 123,000[5] Popular science magazine
Kalaikesari Tamil Monthly kalaikesari.com Express Newspapers (Ceylon) (Pvt) Ltd International Cultural Magazine
Vaikarai Tamil Weekly vaikarai.net Vaikarai Media Unit Eastern Province News
Mahamegha Sinhala Monthly mahamegha.lk Mahamegha Media Network 2010 Family Buddhist Magazine
Echelon English Monthly echelon.lk Capital Media (Pvt) Ltd 2012 Business and Business Lifestyle
C3 Magazine English Bimonthly C3magazine.com C3 Magazine (Pvt) Ltd 2007 Computers, gadgets and technology
Tharunie Sinhala Weekly tharunie.lk/ Associated Newspapers of Ceylon Limited Women's weekly
Aloka Udapadi Sinhala Weekly www.lakehouse.lk/alokoudapadi Associated Newspapers of Ceylon Limited Buddhist magazine
Namaskara Sinhala Monthly namaskara.lk/ Associated Newspapers of Ceylon Limited Buddhist magazine
Wijeya Sinhala Weekly wijeya.lk/ Wijeya Newspapers Educational magazine

|Waidyawaraya || Sinhala || Monthly || [1] || Healthwatch Lanka Pvt. Ltd || || || Health & Medical magazine |}

News web sites[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Wijeya Newspapers Limited". Retrieved April 18, 2012. 
  2. ^ a b c d "Wijeya Newspapers boost its capacity with two more Manugraph Lines". allaboutnewspapers.com. Retrieved April 18, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Ceylon Newspapers (Pvt) Ltd". Retrieved May 2, 2013. 
  4. ^ a b c d e "Paper Advertising Rates". Daily News. February 28, 2012. Retrieved April 18, 2012. 
  5. ^ a b c d "Districtwise circulation with effect from November 2009". Divaina. Retrieved April 18, 2012. 
  6. ^ a b "Lakbima Newspapers (Pvt) Ltd". Retrieved April 19, 2012. 
  7. ^ a b Prematunge, Sajitha. "Running like a baby". The Nation. Retrieved April 19, 2012. 
  8. ^ a b "Our Products" (PDF). Rivira Media Corporation. Retrieved April 19, 2012. 
  9. ^ Nakkawita, Wijitha (February 23, 2009). "DR, the true patriot". Daily News. Retrieved April 19, 2012.