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TNL Tv Logo.jpg
Launched 21 June 1993; 25 years ago (1993-06-21)
Owned by Telshan Network
Slogan We're Worth Watching
Country Sri Lanka
Language English, Sinhala
Broadcast area Sri Lanka
Affiliates No affiliations
Headquarters 7B Tower Building, 25 Station Road, Colombo 04
UHF (Badulla) Channel 21
UHF (Avissawella) Channel 26
UHF (Bambalapitiya) Channel 21
UHF (Hantana) Channel 26
UHF (Piliyandala) Channel 3
UHF (Karagahatenna) Channel 11
UHF (Gongala) Channel 26
UHF (Nuwara Eliya) Channel 4
UHF (Ratnapura) Channel 26
UHF (Polgahawela) Channel 3
Channel 11(sealed by the Telecommunications Regulatory Commission of Sri Lanka )
TV Lanka Digital TV Channel 4
Dialog TV Channel 11
Dish TV Channel 2511
Lanka Broadband Networks Channel 146
PEO TV Channel 13

TNL TV is an English- and Sinhala-language television station in Sri Lanka, owned by Telshan Network. Launched in 1993, TNL TV was one of Sri Lanka's first privately owned television channels. Shan Wickremesinghe, the chairman of Telshan Network, is the brother of Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe.


TNL TV is available on free-to-air on analog terrestrial transmission via:

  • UHF channel 21 in the Badulla area
  • UHF channels 3/21 in the Colombo area
  • UHF channel 26 in the Kandy area
  • UHF channel 3 in the Kurunegala area
  • UHF channel 11 in the Matale area
  • UHF channel 26 in the Matara area
  • UHF channel 4 in the Nuwara Eliya area
  • UHF channel 26 in the Ratnapura area

TNL TV is available via satellite on Dialog TV (channel 11) and Dish TV (channel 2511). It is, also, available on Lanka Broadband Networks cable TV and PEO TV IPTV (channel 13).[1]

Cricket broadcasting[edit]

TNL did not broadcast any international cricket tournaments until 2016. The first hosted broadcast was for the 2016 Asia Cup tournament from 24 February, 2016 to 6 March, 2016. But, due to technical problems and coverage issues, many complaints came about the rights of broadcasting cricket matches. Initially, the cricket rights were given to Sri Lanka Rupavahini Corporation to broadcast the tournament, but now it is thought that the 2016 ICC World Twenty20 will be broadcast on the Sri Lanka Rupavahini Corporation and the Asia Cup will be broadcast on TNL.[2][3][4][5][6]


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