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Type Broadcast, television and online
Country Sri Lanka
Availability Sri Lanka
Motto Sri Lankeeya Abhimanaya (Sri Lankan Pride)
Owner EAP Networks (Pvt) Ltd
Key people
Soma Edirisinghe (Chairman)
Jeewaka Edirisinghe (Managing Director).
Launch date
March 16, 1997
Official website

Swarnavahini, which means "Golden Channel" in Sinhala is a leading Sri Lankan news and entertainment television channel. Its main theme is "Sri Lankeeya Abhimanaya" which means "Sri Lankan Pride." It was launched on the 16th of March 1997,[1] alongside its sister channel ETV, which mainly broadcasts in English. The station is owned by EAP Networks (Pvt.) Ltd., a fully owned subsidiary of the EAP Group and was formally named ETV 1. The channel has many popular programs such as the cookery show Rasasaraniya, talk-show Coffee with Lahiru and Muditha, community support program Janasarana and the unbiased newscast Live at 8.

Board of directors[edit]

Chairperson Mrs. Soma Edirisinghe
Managing Director Mr. Jeewaka Edirisinghe
Director Mrs. Deepa Edirisinghe
Director Mr. Nalaka Edirisinghe
Director Mr. Asanka Edirisinghe
Director Program Mr. Buddika Kulasekara
Director Marketing Mr. Dylan Samules

Director Engineering-Transmission Eng. Lasantha Samaranayake
Director Engineering-Studio Mr. Asoka Shantha Kumara
Creative Director Mr. Jackson Anthony


Swarnavahini was recipient of a number of awards in the Sumathi Tele Awards 2004. [1]

Best Teledrama H.D. Premaratne (Ramya Suramya), Swarnavahini
Best Teledrama Direction Ananda Abeynaike (Ramya Suramya)
Best Teledrama S/P Jayalath Manorathna (Ramya Suramya)
Best Actor Suminda Sirisena (Ramya Suramya)
Best Actress Dulika Marapane (Depath Nai)
Best Supporting Actor Srinath Madummage (Depath Nai)
Best Supporting Actress Sujani Menaka (Ramya Suramya)
Best Music Director Harsha Makalanda (Ran Mehesi)
Best Lyrics Prof. Sunil Ariyaratne (Ramya Suramya)
Best Music Programme Kelum P. Maheratne (Sadu Naadha)
Best Current Programme Jackson Anthony (Yeheli – Amma Nethi Kale)
Outstanding Production - Bandula Padmakumara (Mulpituwa)

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