The Sunday Times (Sri Lanka)

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This article is about a Sri Lankan newspaper. For other newspapers with the same name, see The Sunday Times (disambiguation).
The Sunday Times
Sunday Times Sri lanka logo.jpg
Type Weekly newspaper
Format Broadsheet
Owner(s) Wijeya Newspapers
Founded 1991
Political alignment Centrist
Language English
Headquarters No. 48, Park Street, Colombo 2, Sri Lanka
Circulation 330,000[1]
Official website The Sunday Times

The Sunday Times is a weekly Sri Lankan broadsheet initially published by the now defunct Times Group, until 1991, when it was taken over by Wijeya Newspapers. The paper features articles of journalists such as defence columnist Iqbal Athas and Ameen Izzadeen. The daily counterpart of the Sri Lankan Sunday Times is the Daily Mirror.[2]

History[edit]

The first Times newspaper, Ceylon Times was established in 1846.[3] The Times of Ceylon Ltd, which existed for 131 years, was taken over by the Sri Lankan government in 1977. Ranjith Wijewardena, the son of D. R. Wijewardena, and the chairman of Wijeya Newspapers Ltd, purchased the company which was under liquidation, in 1986.[4] However, the newspaper The Sunday Times came into being in 1991.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Wijeya Newspapers boost its capacity with two more Manugraph Lines". allaboutnewspapers.com. Retrieved April 18, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Sri Lanka Press, Media, TV, Radio, Newspapers" (Web). PressReference.com. Advameg Inc. 2007. Retrieved 2009-02-11. 
  3. ^ "Newspapers in Ceylon". Ancestry.com. Retrieved 22 April 2012. 
  4. ^ "Wijeya Newspapers Limited". Retrieved April 18, 2012. 

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