List of newspapers in Sri Lanka

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The List of newspapers in Sri Lanka lists every daily and non-daily news publication currently operating in Sri Lanka. The list includes information on whether it is distributed daily or non-daily, and who publishes it. For those newspapers that are also published online, the website is given.

General newspapers[edit]

Newspaper
Language
Frequency
Publisher/Parent Company
Established
Circulation
References
Ada Sinhala Daily Wijeya Newspapers 2012 110,000
Daily Mirror English Daily Wijeya Newspapers 1999 76,000 [1][2]
Tamil Mirror Tamil Daily Wijeya Newspapers 2015
Ceylon Today English Daily Ceylon Newspapers (Pvt) Ltd 2011 25,000 [2][3]
Daily News English Daily Associated Newspapers of Ceylon Limited 1918 88,000 [4]
Dinamina Sinhala Daily Associated Newspapers of Ceylon Limited 1909 75,000 [4]
Divaina Sinhala Daily Upali Newspapers 1981 156,000 (Daily Divaina)
340,000 (Sunday Divaina)
[5]
The Island English Daily Upali Newspapers 1981 70,000 (Daily Island)
103,000 (Sunday Island)
[5]
Lakbima Sinhala Weekly Sumathi Newspapers (Pvt) Ltd 1994 [6]
Lakbima News English Weekly Sumathi Newspapers (Pvt) Ltd 2007 [6]
Lankadeepa Sinhala Daily Wijeya Newspapers 1991 250,000 (Daily Lankadeepa)
560,000 (Sunday Lankadeepa)
[1][2]
Mawbima Sinhala Weekly The Standard Newspapers (Pvt) Ltd 2011
The Nation English Weekly Rivira Media Corporation (Pvt) Ltd 2006 132,000 [7][8]
Ravaya Sinhala Weekly Ravaya Publications (Pvt) Ltd 1987
Rivira Sinhala Weekly Rivira Media Corporation (Pvt) Ltd 2006 265,000 [7][8]
Silumina Sinhala Weekly Associated Newspapers of Ceylon Limited 1930 265,000 [4]
Sudar Oli Tamil Daily Uthayan Group of Newspapers 2000
The Sunday Leader English Weekly Leader Publications 1994
Sunday Observer English Weekly Associated Newspapers of Ceylon Limited 1928 175,000 [4]
The Sunday Times English Weekly Wijeya Newspapers 1991 330,000 [1][2]
Thinakaran Tamil Daily Associated Newspapers of Ceylon Limited 1932 50,000 (Thinakaran)
70,000 (Thinakaran Varamanjari)
[4][9]
Thinakkural Tamil Daily Thinakkural Publications (Pvt) Ltd 1997
Uthayan Tamil Daily Uthayan Group of Newspapers 1985
Virakesari Tamil Daily Express Newspapers (Ceylon) (Pvt) Ltd 1930 140,000
Randiwa Sinhala Weekly Randiwa newspapers (Pvt) Ltd 2011
Sathhanda Sinhala Weekly Sathhanda Publishers 2015 [10]

Special interest newspapers/magazines[edit]

Newspaper
Language
Frequency
Publisher/Parent Company
Established
Circulation
Notes
Budhusarana Sinhala Monthly Associated Newspapers of Ceylon Limited Buddhist magazine
Sothida Kesari Tamil Monthly Express Newspapers 2011 Hindu Religious Magazine
Gnanartha Pradeepaya Sinhala Weekly Colombo Catholic Press 1869 Catholic newspaper
The Messenger English Weekly Colombo Catholic Press 1869 Catholic newspaper
Daily FT English Daily Wijeya Newspapers 2009 20000 Financial news
Navaliya Sinhala Weekly Upali Newspapers 1982 131,000[5] Women's weekly
Nesan Tamil Monthly Nesan Media Network 2006 Regional News Magazine
Ravaya Sinhala Weekly Ravaya Publications (Pvt) Ltd Alternative political news
Randiwa Sinhala Weekly Upali Newspapers Peoples weekly
Sarasaviya Sinhala Weekly Associated Newspapers of Ceylon Limited Arts/Movie magazine
Vidusara Sinhala Weekly Upali Newspapers 123,000[5] Popular science magazine
Kalaikesari Tamil Monthly Express Newspapers (Ceylon) (Pvt) Ltd International Cultural Magazine
Vaikarai Tamil Weekly Vaikarai Media Unit Eastern Province News
Mahamegha Sinhala Monthly Mahamegha Media Network 2010 Family Buddhist Magazine
Echelon English Monthly Capital Media (Pvt) Ltd 2012 Business and Business Lifestyle
C3 Magazine English Bimonthly C3 Magazine (Pvt) Ltd 2007 Computers, gadgets and technology
Tharunie Sinhala Weekly Associated Newspapers of Ceylon Limited Women's weekly
Aloka Udapadi Sinhala Weekly Associated Newspapers of Ceylon Limited Buddhist magazine
Namaskara Sinhala Monthly Associated Newspapers of Ceylon Limited Buddhist magazine
Wijeya Sinhala Weekly Wijeya Newspapers Educational magazine
Torque & Throttle Magazine English Monthly T&T Media/Associated Newspapers of Ceylon Limited 2016 45,000 Automotive Lifestyle Magazine
Waidyawaraya Sinhala Monthly Healthwatch Lanka Pvt. Ltd Health & Medical magazine

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Wijeya Newspapers Limited". Retrieved April 18, 2012. 
  2. ^ a b c d "Wijeya Newspapers boost its capacity with two more Manugraph Lines". allaboutnewspapers.com. Retrieved April 18, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Ceylon Newspapers (Pvt) Ltd". Retrieved May 2, 2013. 
  4. ^ a b c d e "Paper Advertising Rates". Daily News. February 28, 2012. Retrieved April 18, 2012. 
  5. ^ a b c d "Districtwise circulation with effect from November 2009". Divaina. Retrieved April 18, 2012. 
  6. ^ a b "Lakbima Newspapers (Pvt) Ltd". Retrieved April 19, 2012. 
  7. ^ a b Prematunge, Sajitha. "Running like a baby". The Nation. Retrieved April 19, 2012. 
  8. ^ a b "Our Products" (PDF). Rivira Media Corporation. Retrieved April 19, 2012. 
  9. ^ Nakkawita, Wijitha (February 23, 2009). "DR, the true patriot". Daily News. Retrieved April 19, 2012. 
  10. ^ http://www.srilankamirror.com/news/item/4950-now-read-sathhanda-online | title=Sathhanda Launch