Channel Eye

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Channel Eye
Channel Eye logo
Channel Eye logo
Launched1999 (1999)
NetworkSri Lanka Rupavahini Corporation
Owned byGovernment of Sri Lanka
Picture format576i 4:3 (SDTV)
Slogan"World Through Eye"
CountrySri Lanka
Broadcast areaSri Lanka
HeadquartersIndependence Square, Baudhaloka Road, Colombo 07
Formerly calledRupavahini 2 (prior to 2000)
UHF (Rajagiriya)Channel 57
UHF (Badulla)Channel 57
UHF (Hanthana)Channel 30
VHF (Kokavil)Channel 08
Dialog TVChannel 03
Dish TV Sri LankaChannel 2572
Ask Cable Vision26
Streaming media

Channel Eye is a Sri Lankan youth and sports channel operated by the Sri Lanka Rupavahini Corporation.


The channel began broadcasting in April 1999 as Rupavahini 2. In August 2000, it became Channel Eye, with Eye coming from the three pillars of the channel: Education, Youth and Entertainment. The founder of Channel Eye is Mr. Piyadasa Ratnasinghe.[1]

The channel airs a wide range of original productions and sporting events. In the first years of Channel Eye, it telecasted documentaries of Discovery Channel. Until 2008, Tamil programming aired under the Channel Eye brand, which eventually gave way to Nethra TV.


Channel Eye programming: News and Current Affairs

  • Rupavahini News (English edition)
  • Crosscurrent
  • Press review (English and Tamil)


  • Rise and Shine


  • Café Classics
  • Battle of the Bands Sri Lanka
  • Eye Shuffle

The channel also airs documentaries from various sources, usually old documentaries from the BBC or the Discovery Channel or from Canal France Internationale, of which the SLRC is a member.


Channel Eye is telecasting sport programs of both international and local, mainly the cricket and local motor car racing. The channel also became the official TV broadcaster of Cricket World Cup tournaments in [ 1999, 2003, 2007, 2011 and 2015. Channel also broadcast 2007, 2009, 2010 ICC World Twenty20 tournaments.

Beside cricket, channel has broadcast all Rugby World Cup tournaments. It was the official broadcast of FIFA World Cup in 2010, 2014 and 2018 for Sri Lanka.

Channel Eye is the official broadcaster of Sri Lanka T20 Provincial League. [2]


  1. ^ "Founder Of Channel Eye Is Mr Piyadasa Ratnasinghe !". ජාතික රූපවාහිනිය - Sri Lanka Rupavahini (TV) Corporation on Facebook.
  2. ^ "Local Terrestrial TV Broadcast Rights to Sri Lanka Rupavahini Corporation | Sri Lanka Cricket". Retrieved 2017-07-10.

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