Includes web links to local trade fair or show authorities and local newspapers, trade publications, radio/TV/cable information.
Last Published: 7/22/2019
Mass advertising and marketing on a range of mediums is common.  Newspapers, radio, and television all accept commercial advertising and internet-based marketing and targeting, including through social media, is growing as internet access and mobile phone penetration increases.  There are several English-language newspapers, as well as dailies in the Sinhala and Tamil languages (see below).

Colombo hosts a number of trade exhibitions and fairs but the fairs attract few international participants. 

Major Web Sites
Lanka Academic Network                       
Lanka Page                                                 
Sri Lankan Embassy in Washington DC  
US Embassy Colombo                             
Lanka Business Report                             
Sri Lanka Web Server                              

Major English-Language Newspapers
Daily FT                                                     
Daily Mirror                                               
Daily News                                                    
The Island                                                   
The Sunday Leader                                     
Sunday Observer                                        
Sunday Times                                             

Major Sinhala-Language Newspapers

Major Tamil-Language Newspapers
Business Journals
Business Today                                         
Lanka Monthly Digest                             

Major Advertising Agencies
Grant McCann Erickson                          
JWT, Sri Lanka                                           
Phoenix Ogilvy                                          
Leo Burnett Solutions Inc.                       
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