ABC Radio Networks collected five awards at the e-Swabhimani Awards Gala 2011, becoming the first radio station to ever win an award in the history of the ceremony.
The e-Swabhimani Awards Gala hosted by the Information and Communication Technology Agency of Sri Lanka (ICTA) recognises the creativity and innovation in digital content and applications by developers in the country.
Focusing on areas such as web content, technology and user friendliness, the competitors were selected after a two-month long research conducted by local and foreign experts. Maintaining seven highly popular websites and five radio networks, ABC Radio networks scooped up wins in two categories out of the six, triumphing amongst the other 150 finalists for the awards presented.
Three stations from the ABC radio network won awards for their innovative applications and digital content.
Hiru FM, a multi award winning radio channel in Sri Lanka, won ‘Best Sinhala Radio Station’ and ‘Best Sinhala News Website’ by their extensive base of listeners.
Sooriyan FM, Sri Lanka’s first private Tamil radio channel won ‘Best Tamil Radio Station of the Year’ and ‘Best Tamil News Website’. Their innovative programming strategy has made Sooriyan FM the epitome in Tamil broadcasting.
Gold FM, the highest rated English radio channel in Sri Lanka won the award for ‘Best English News website’ and continues to uphold its reputation with their audiences locally and internationally.
Commenting on the winnings, Rayynor Silva, ABC Radio Network’s Chairman stated; “ABC Radio Networks channels and websites have always been trendsetters since our inception. This is a very proud moment for Gold FM and its sister stations. The honor of our channels being awarded at the e-Swabhimani Awards Gala also belongs to the dedication and loyalty of the millions who listen to us day in and day out. We hope to continue to bring the best to our listeners as we continue to grow.”
The radio channels and websites of Asia Broadcasting Corporation Private Limited, a Rayynor Silva Holdings Company has revolutionised the media industry. With 13 years of radio experience Hiru FM, Sooriyan FM and Gold FM have become extremely popular amongst the public within a short span of time.
Each of the channels have secured the number one slot in their targeted segments by bringing their listeners closer to novel radio programs and by providing the latest, most accurate news to the public as and when it happens.
A memorable evening for everyone at ABC Radio Networks, the listeners of the channels and viewers of their websites, the company maintains their innovative, entertaining edge in Sri Lanka.