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TNL TV logo.png
Launched 1993
Owned by Telshan Network
Country Sri Lanka
Language English, Sinhala
Broadcast area Sri Lanka
Headquarters 7B Tower Building, 25 Station Road, Colombo 04
UHF (Badulla) Channel 21
UHF (Colombo) Channel 3
UHF (Colombo) Channel 21
UHF (Kandy) Channel 26
UHF (Kurunegala) Channel 3
UHF (Matale) Channel 11
UHF (Matara) Channel 26
UHF (Nuwara Eliya) Channel 4
UHF (Ratnapura) Channel 26
Dialog TV Channel 11
Dish TV Channel 2511
PEO TV Channel 13

TNL TV is an English and Sinhala language television channel in Sri Lanka owned by Telshan Network. Launched in 1993, it was one of Sri Lanka's first privately owned television channels.[1] Telshan Network chairman Shan Wickremesinghe is the brother of Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe.[2]

TNL TV is available on free-to-air on analogue 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 and UHF channel 26 in the Ratnapura area.[3] It is available via satellite on Dialog TV (channel 11) and Dish TV (channel 2511).[4][5][6] It is also available on Lanka Broadband Networks cable TV and PEO TV IPTV (channel 13).[7][8]

Cricket Broadcasting[edit]

TNL has not broadcast any international cricket tournaments until 2016. It will be first host for the 2016 Asia Cup tournament from 24 February 2016 to 6 March 2016. But, due to many 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 its analyzed that the 2016 ICC World Twenty20 will be broadcast on the Sri Lanka Rupavahini Corporation and the Asia Cup will be broadcast on TNL.[9][10][11] [12][13]


  1. ^ "Sri Lanka". Press Reference. 
  2. ^ Muiz, Sarah (21 December 2015). "TNL Pioneering the air waves". The Daily Mirror (Sri Lanka). 
  3. ^ Alan G. Davies (21 February 2010). "Television Stations in Sri Lanka". 
  4. ^ "Channels". Dialog TV. 
  5. ^ "List of Channels on Dialog TV". TV Channels List. 
  6. ^ "Packs: Ntertainment". Dish TV (Sri Lanka). 
  7. ^ "List of Channels". Lanka Broadband Networks. Archived from the original on 20 March 2014. 
  8. ^ "Channel Lineup". PEO TV. 
  9. ^ "TNL, Owned By PM's Brother, Awarded Asia Cup Telecast Rights: Cricket Fans Complain Of Poor Coverage". Asian Mirror. 21 February 2016. Retrieved 22 February 2016. 
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  11. ^ "ක‍්‍රිකට් සජීවි විකාශණය අගමැති සොහොයුරාගේ TNL නාලිකාවට..". Lanka C News. Retrieved 22 February 2016.  zero width joiner character in |title= at position 2 (help)
  12. ^ "අාසියානු කුසලානය TNL වෙතින්". Neth FM. Retrieved 22 February 2016. 
  13. ^ "ආසියානු කුසලානය TNL ඔස්සේ". Retrieved 22 February 2016. 

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