News1st marks 20th anniversary as success and popularity soar

News1st marks 20th anniversary as success and popularity soar

Written by Staff Writer

06 Nov, 2015 | 10:25 am

We at News1st, who stands by our motto, Your Life – Our News, continue to provide you with the news by working relentlessly, twenty four hours a day, amidst insurmountable obstacles.

In keeping with this vision, News1st marks its 20th anniversary today, November 6.

The Sirasa night news was launched on November 6, 1995. With the aim of being the first and the fastest to deliver the latest news, it did not take long for Sirasa night news to gain immense popularity amongst the people.

It was in November 2002 that MTV/MBC Networks radio and television relaunched under the News 1st brand name. Broadcasting from 5.55 a.m. to midnight everyday, News1st delivers three main news bulletins and twenty sub bulletins throughout the day on television and 54 bulletins on radio, in three languages.

News 1st has its own website, Sri Lanka’s number one trilingual news provider, which delivers the latest news around the world.

For the second successive year, has been awarded the Silver Award in the 2015 competition.

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