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Finance and Media Minister Mangala Samaraweera (third from left) and Associated Newspapers of Ceylon Ltd. Chairman Krishantha Cooray (left) all smiles at the ceremony commemorating the 100th anniversary of the company’s flagship publication, the Daily News, as ANCL Editorial Director Chandrasiri Seneviratne and Editor Lalith Alahakoon look on. Former Editors of Daily News as well as Editors of several national English and Sinhala dailies Lankadeepa, Daily Mirror, The Island, Sunday Island and Daily FT also attended the ceremony as a gesture of goodwill and in recognition of the ANCL’s milestone in print media. ANCL was founded by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe’s grandfather D.R. Wijewardene and later nationalised in 1973. Since then, it remains under State control.


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