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Lankadeepa logo.jpg
Type Daily newspaper
Format Broadsheet
Owner(s) Wijeya Newspapers
Founded 1991
Political alignment Centrist
Language Sinhala
Headquarters No. 48, Park Street, Colombo 02, Sri Lanka
Circulation 150,000 (Daily Lankadeepa)
350,000 (Sunday Lankadeepa)

Lankadeepa (Sinhalese: ලංකාදීප) is a daily Sri Lankan Sinhala language newspaper which is owned by Wijeya Newspapers. Chairman of the organization is Ranjith Wijewardene, the son of D. R. Wijewardena.[1] The weekend newspaper, named Irida Lankadeepa, is published on Sundays. They were established in 1991.[2] The newspaper's coverage includes politics, sports, entertainment and military.

Irida Lankadeepa won the SLIM Nielson peoples awards in year 2006-2007 and 2008-2010 as Sri Lanka's most popular weekend newspaper. Its sister newspapers are The Sunday Times, The Daily Mirror and Tamil Mirror.[3] Daily Lankadeepa has an average circulation of 150,000 while its Sunday edition 350,000.[4]

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

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