The Island (Sri Lanka)

The Island is a daily English-language newspaper in Sri Lanka. It is published by Upali Newspapers. A sister newspaper of Divaina, The Island was established in 1981. Its Sunday edition, Sunday Island, commenced publishing in 1991.[1] The daily newspaper currently has a circulation of 70,000 and its Sunday edition, 103,000 per issue.[2] Upali Wijewardene was its founder.[3] Its political leaning is pro-Sri Lanka Freedom Party.

The Island
Logo of Sunday Island (Sunday edition of The Island)
TypeDaily newspaper
FormatPrint, online
Owner(s)Upali Newspapers
Founded1981 (1981)
Headquarters223, Bloemendhal Road, Colombo 13, Sri Lanka
Circulation70,000 (Daily Island)
103,000 (Sunday Island)
Sister newspapersDivaina

See also


  1. "Newspapers in Ceylon". Retrieved 22 April 2012.
  2. "Districtwise circulation with effect from November 2009". Divaina. Retrieved 18 April 2012.
  3. Wijenayake, Walter (13 February 2009). "Upali Wijewardene – rare business genius". The Island. Colombo. Retrieved 22 April 2012.

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