The Island (Sri Lanka)

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The Island
Sunday Island logo.jpg
Logo of Sunday Island (Sunday edition of The Island)
Type Daily newspaper
Owner(s) Upali Newspapers
Founded 1981 (1981)
Language English
Headquarters 223, Bloemendhal Road, Colombo 13, Sri Lanka
Circulation 70,000 (Daily Island)
103,000 (Sunday Island)
Sister newspapers Divaina

The Island is a daily English-language newspaper in Sri Lanka. It is published by Upali Newspapers. A sister newspaper of Divaina, The Island was established in 1981. Its Sunday edition, Sunday Island, commenced publishing in 1991.[1] The daily newspaper currently has a circulation of 70,000 and its Sunday edition, 103,000 per issue.[2] Upali Wijewardene was its founder.[3] Its political leaning is toward pro-SLFP articles.

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  1. ^ "Newspapers in Ceylon". Retrieved 22 April 2012. 
  2. ^ "Districtwise circulation with effect from November 2009". Divaina. Retrieved 18 April 2012. 
  3. ^ Wijenayake, Walter (13 February 2009). "Upali Wijewardene – rare business genius". The Island. Colombo. Retrieved 22 April 2012. 

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