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Ceylon Newspapers (Pvt) Limited

Ceylon Newspapers (Pvt) Limited

Ceylon Newspapers (Pvt) Limited is a publishing house owned by the Alles family. Tiran Alles, who is the majority shareholder, is a businessman and a Member of Parliament from the Democratic National Alliance (DNA). Founded in 2011, Ceylon Today Newspapers (Pvt) Limited publishes the English language newspaper, Ceylon Today, and the Sinhala language newspaper, Mawbima.

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Private Limited Liability Company

Business Sectors

Printing and Publishing


Individual Owner

Media Outlets
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Other Print Outlets

Ceylon Today (0.11%)

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General Information

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Affiliated Interests Founder

Tiran Prasanna Christopher Alles, also referred to as Tiran Alles, initially launched Mawbima in 2006 under Standard Newspapers (Pvt) Limited which, started its operation in 2005 but was soon shut down. Mawbima's publication resumed under Ceylon Newspapers (Pvt) Limited in 2011.


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Ceylon Newspapers (Pvt) Limited

No. 101, Rosmead Place, Colombo 7

General: +94 117 566 566

Email :

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Executive Board

Dewathanthriarachchilage Chinthaka Gayan Dewathanthriarachchi – Board Member and Director.

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Data Publicly Available

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

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Ceylon Newspapers (Pvt) Limited does not have an official website. Additionally, the official websites of the company's newspapers do not provide any details about the company's founder, board of directors or its organisational structure. As such, the MOM research team referenced several secondary sources as well as the annual returns available at the Department of Registrar of Companies to ascertain information on the shareholders and board of directors. The LinkedIn profile of Ceylon Newspapers (Pvt) Limited was cited to establish the company's founding year. While the Media Ownership Monitor research team reached out to Ceylon Newspapers (Pvt) Limited by formally requesting for the company’s information on 20 July 2018, the company did not respond to the aforementioned request. Readership data was obtained from the Kantar Lanka Market Research Bureau (LMRB) for the year 2017.

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