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Chairman of the ANCL, Krishantha Cooray, poses for a picture with Chief Editor Lalith Allahakkoon (R) while holding the volume marking 100 years of their flagship Daily News edition in Colombo on January 3, 2018. (Courtesy : Ishara S. Kodikara/AFP/Getty Images) Chairman of the ANCL, Krishantha Cooray, poses for a picture with Chief Editor Lalith Allahakkoon (R) while holding the volume marking 100 years of their flagship Daily News edition in Colombo on January 3, 2018. (Courtesy : Ishara S. Kodikara/AFP/Getty Images)
Jan 03, 2018

'Daily News' celebrates 100 years

State publication - Daily News chalks up 100 years today (09).

It is the first English daily newspaper in Sri Lanka to pass this milestone. To mark its centennial celebrations, a special supplement will be issued free with the newspaper on Wednesday, reflecting on the proud history of the newspaper.

In a statement to mark the event, chairman of the Associated Newspapers of Ceylon Limited (ANCL) - Krishantha Cooray says, "For one hundred years, this newspaper has been held in the hands of our citizens, and keeping them abreast of what is happening in our country through sun or rain, curfews and failed coup d’e tat."

In a special message, minister of media - Mangala Samaraweera said "The Daily News stood the test of time, and has thrived in an era where newspaper circulation has decreased almost everywhere in the world except Sri Lanka, as more citizens consume their news through television and the Internet."

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