The Sunday Times (Sri Lanka)

The Sunday Times is a weekly Sri Lankan broadsheet initially published by the now defunct Times Group, until 1991, when it was taken over by Wijeya Newspapers. The paper features articles of journalists such as defence columnist Iqbal Athas and Ameen Izzadeen. The daily counterpart of the Sri Lankan Sunday Times is the Daily Mirror.[2]

The Sunday Times
TypeWeekly newspaper
Owner(s)Wijeya Newspapers
Founded1991; 32 years ago (1991)
Political alignmentCentrist
HeadquartersNo. 48, Park Street, Colombo 2, Sri Lanka

History Edit

The first Times newspaper, Ceylon Times was established in 1846.[3] The Times of Ceylon Ltd, which existed for 131 years, was taken over by the Sri Lankan government in 1977. Ranjith Wijewardena, the son of D. R. Wijewardena, and the chairman of Wijeya Newspapers Ltd, purchased the company which was under liquidation, in 1986.[4] However, the newspaper The Sunday Times came into being in 1991.

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References Edit

  1. ^ "Wijeya Newspapers boost its capacity with two more Manugraph Lines". Retrieved April 18, 2012.
  2. ^ "Sri Lanka Press, Media, TV, Radio, Newspapers" (Web). Advameg Inc. 2007. Retrieved 2009-02-11.
  3. ^ "Newspapers in Ceylon". Retrieved 22 April 2012.
  4. ^ "Wijeya Newspapers Limited". Archived from the original on April 15, 2012. Retrieved April 18, 2012.

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