Associated Newspapers of Ceylon Limited (ANCL), also known as Lake House. It publishes three daily, three weekend, five weekly, two monthly and three annual publications in Sinhala, English and Tamil.
Associated Newspapers of Ceylon Limited is a public limited liability company incorporated in Sri Lanka in 1926 by its founder D. R. Wijewardena. 75% of its shares were Nationalized under the Associated Newspapers of Ceylon Limited (Special Provisions) Law No. 28 of 1973 and this stake is held by the Public Trustee of Sri Lanka on behalf of the Government. Lake House is Sri Lanka's oldest publication company. Its Daily News English daily was the first Sri Lankan newspaper to be published on-line. At present Dinamina, Daily News, Thinakaran, Sunday Observer,Silumina, Budusarana and Sarasaviya publications are available on-line and continue to enjoy the privilege of being amongst the most widely accessed websites in Sri Lanka. ANCL is in the process of systematically introducing all publications to the ANCL website in the near future thus giving Sri Lankan expatriates as well as foreign communities opportunities of fast access to news in Sri Lanka.