Lankadeepa (Sinhala: ලංකාදීප) is a daily Sri Lankan Sinhala language newspaper which is owned by Wijeya Newspapers. They were established in 1991.[1] The Chairman of the organisation is Ranjith Wijewardene, the son of D. R. Wijewardena.[2] The newspaper's coverage includes politics, sports, entertainment and military. The weekend newspaper, named Irida Lankadeepa, is published on Sundays.

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TypeDaily newspaper
Owner(s)Wijeya Newspapers
Political alignmentCentrist
Headquarters8 Hunupitiya Cross Road, Colombo
Circulation150,000 (Daily Lankadeepa)
350,000 (Sunday Lankadeepa)

Irida Lankadeepa won the SLIM-Nielsen People's Awards in 2006, 2007, 2008, and 2010 as Sri Lanka's most popular weekend newspaper.[citation needed] Its sister newspapers are The Sunday Times, The Daily Mirror and Tamil Mirror.[3] Daily Lankadeepa has an average circulation of 150,000 while its Sunday edition 350,000.[4]

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  1. ^ "Newspapers in Ceylon". Archived from the original on 16 June 2008. Retrieved 22 April 2012.
  2. ^ "Wijeya Newspapers Limited". Wijeya Newspapers. Archived from the original on 25 September 2011. Retrieved 18 April 2012.
  3. ^ "Sri Lanka Press, Media, TV, Radio, Newspapers". Press Reference. Advameg Inc. 2007. Archived from the original on 13 May 2018. Retrieved 11 February 2009.
  4. ^ "Wijeya Newspapers boost its capacity with two more Manugraph Lines". All About Newspapers. Vol. 3 no. 3. New Delhi. July–September 2008. Archived from the original on 16 October 2008. Retrieved 18 April 2012.

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