Sri Lankan Newspapers

Sri Lanka publishes many newspapers. It consist a long list, which are published on daily and non-daily based on the current operating system in Sri Lanka. There are also papers that are published online. The papers can be categorized as General Newspapers and Special interest newspapers/magazines based on Sinhala, Tamil and English language.

List of English Language Newspapers

Ceylon Today

This is an English Language daily newspaper, which is published by the Ceylon Newspapers (private) Limited. It consists of sister newspaper which is called the Mawbima. The link to further information wikipedia  and Ceylon Today

The Daily Mirror

This is another English language newspaper, which is published by Wijeya Newspapers Ltd. A Sunday edition is the Sunday Times, which also includes the Daily FT, the sister newspaper. Some of the other newspapers published by Wijeya Ltd are Ada, Lankadeepa, Daily FT and     The Sunday Times.  The link to .wikipedia  and  daily mirror

The Island

Island is one of another English newspaper which is published by the Upali Newspapers (Pvt) Ltd. This is daily distributed .The link to more details wikipedia and island

Daily FT (Financial Times)

This is also daily distributed paper published by the Wijeya Newspapers in Colombo Sri Lanka.The link to more wikipedia and  ft.

Sunday Times

This is weekly distributed newspaper published by Wijeya Newspaper. The link to more  wikipedia and  sundaytimes.

Sunday Observer

This is weekly distributed newspaper published by the Association Newspaper of Ceylon Limited. To link more wikipedia and and sundayobserver

The Nation

The English language newspaper distributed weekly and which is published by Rivira Media Corporation (PVT) Ltd. This includes all related information likely Business, Sports and Politics. The link to more wikipedia and lk

Lakbima News

A weekly distributed English language newspaper which is to publish by the Sumathi Newspaper (PVT) Ltd. The link to more wikipedia and lakbimanews

The Sunday Leader

A weekly distributed newspaper which is published by the Leader Publication (PVT) Ltd.The link to more wikipedia and  and lk


List of Sinhala Newspapers


This is the first and almost leading National Sinhala Newspaper which is published daily, nationwide distribution. This is the sister newspaper of The Island. It has the special Sunday edition the Sunday Divaina. Divaina is published by the Upali Newspapers Ltd. The other publishes of Upali Ltd are The Island, Randiva and Vidusara. The link to wikipedia and divaina


This is the daily published Sinhala Language Newspaper. This includes all information of politics, sports, entertainment and military. Every Sunday it is published as Irida Lankadeepa which won the SLIM Nielson people’s awards in 2006-2007.Irida Lankadeepa received its second award as the most popular weekend Sinhala newspaper in Sri Lanka during 2008-2010 period of years. Some of its sister newspapers are The Daily Mirror, The Sunday Times which are the English Language Newspapers and Tamil Mirror Tamil language news paper. The link wikipedia and lankadeepa


This is another best known and widely circulated Sinhala newspaper. The content consists on Articles about international, national and local subject with prominence on South Asia and other human interesting related stories. The publisher of Dinamina Newspapers is Associated Newspapers of Ceylon Limited (Lake House) which is a government owned corporation. The other publishes are Silumina, Daily News, Sunday observer, Thinakaran, Budhusrana and Sarasaviya. The link for further information wikipedia and dinamina


Lakbima is a weekly published newspaper in Sri Lanka which is owned by the Sumathi News Papers Limited. This newspaper has its English version as Lakbima News. The special edition on Sunday is known as Lakbima Irida Sangrahaya which includes all topics such as local, Foreign, sports and entertainment news. The link wikipedia  and  lakbimanews (english)


A weekly publish Sinhala language newspaper which is owned by the Rivira Media Corporation (Pvt) Ltd. The Nation is the sister newspaper. The link wikipedia and rivira

List of Tamil Language Newspapers


It is one of the best Tamil Newspapers published by the express Newspapers (Cey.) (Pvt) Ltd. The link to wikipedia  and virakesari

Thinakkural – Thinakural

This a daily news paper published by the Mass Media Syndicate (Private) limited. The link to more wikipedia and Thinakural