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Thesiya FM

Thesiya FM, also known as Tamil National Service, is a Tamil language radio station under the state-owned Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation (SLBC). This body comes under the purview of the Ministry of Finance and Mass Media. SLBC currently oversees the operation of 7 national radio stations, 6 regional stations and 4 community services. Thesiya FM reaches an audience of 1.62 percent.

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State owned

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Free content

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ownership data is easily available from other sources, e. g. public registries etc.

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Ownership Structure

Thesiya FM is operated by the Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation (SLBC). The SLBC oversees all state-owned radio stations. It is within the purview of the Ministry of Finance and Mass Media.

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General Information

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Affiliated Interests Founder

Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation which at the time was called Radio Ceylon.

Affiliated Interests Ceo

Siddi Mohamed Farook is the current Chairperson of the Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation which oversees the operations of Thesiya FM.

Affiliated Interests Editor-In-Chief

Mayuri Abesinghe serves as the Deputy Director General of Programmes.

Affiliated Interests other important people

Erananda Hettiarachchi serves as the Director General


Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation

P.O Box 574, Colombo 7

Tel: 0112697491-95

E-mail : slbc@sltnet.lkWebsite:

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SLBC has a website with limited information on the management structure. As such, secondary sources were referenced to compile data on the channels. There are also no individual websites for each radio channel, instead they are all featured on SLBC's official website. Listenership data was obtained from the Kantar Lanka Market Research Bureau (LMRB) for the year 2017 (January- November).

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