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The share holders of Lankapuvath are Sri Lanka Rupavahini Corporation (SLRC), Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation (SLBC), Independent Television Network (ITN), and Associated Newspapers of Ceylon Limited (ANCL) well known as the “Lake House”. It is managed by a Board of Directors composed of the Chairmen of above institutions.
Lankapuvath was established in 1978 as a result of an idea generated at the UNESCO. Lankapuvath has provided comprehensive coverage of Sri Lankan and foreign news for over 25 years, drawing on its network of over 30 countries worldwide, via an active link with the National News Agencies of the Organisation of Asia-Pacific News Agencies (OANA Pool).
Lankapuvath distributes news and images via the Internet, TV, SMS and mobile phones. This output is supplemented by additional services aimed at catering to news requests from a demanding public.[clarification needed] Lankapuvath operates 24 hours a day 7 days a week and mainly targets over 2 million Sri Lankans living overseas.
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