Vanitha Viththi

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Vanitha Viththi
TypeWeekly newspaper
Owner(s)Times of Ceylon Limited
Founded1957 (1957)
Sister newspapers

The Vanitha Viththi was a Sinhala language weekly newspaper in Ceylon published by Times of Ceylon Limited (TOCL).[1] It was founded in 1957 and was published from Colombo.[1] In 1966 it had an average net sales of 23,215.[1] It had an average circulation of 30,507 in 1973.[2]

TOCL was nationalised by the Sri Lankan government in August 1977.[3] The state-run TOCL faced financial and labour problems and on 31 January 1985 it and its various publications closed down.[3]


  1. ^ a b c Ceylon Year Book 1968 (PDF). Department of Census and Statistics, Ceylon. pp. 317–318.
  2. ^ Sri Lanka Year Book 1975 (PDF). Department of Census and Statistics, Sri Lanka. pp. 349–351.
  3. ^ a b Karunanayake, Nandana (2008). "18: Sri Lanka". In Banerjee, Indrajit; Logan, Stephen (eds.). Asian Communication Handbook 2008. Singapore: Asian Media Information and Communication Centre, Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information, Nanyang Technological University. pp. 446–460. ISBN 9789814136105.