Radio Stations in Sri Lanka

ON THIS PAGE: Radio stations in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation (SLBC)

Address in Colombo:
PO Box 574
Independence Square
Colombo 7
Tel: +94 1 2696329
Fax: +94 1 2695488

SLBC NATIONAL SERVICES

SLBC National Service in Sinhala (Swadeshiya Sevaya)

  • 91.7 MHz (Colombo)
  • 91.7 MHz (Deniyaya)
  • 91.7 MHz (Hunasgiriya)
  • 91.7 MHz (Karagahatenna)
  • 91.7 MHz (Radella/Nuwara Eliya)
  • 91.9 MHz (Haputale)
  • 91.9 MHz (Yatiyantota)

SLBC Commercial Service in Sinhala (Velenda Sevaya)

  • 94.3 MHz (Colombo)
  • 94.3 MHz (Deniyaya)
  • 94.3 MHz (Hunasgiriya)
  • 94.3 MHz (Karagahatenna)
  • 94.3 MHz (Radella/Nuwara Eliya)
  • 94.5 MHz (Haputale)
  • 94.5 MHz (Yatiyantota)

SLBC National Service in Tamil

  • 102.1 MHz (Colombo)
  • 102.1 MHz (Deniyaya)
  • 102.1 MHz (Hunasgiriya)
  • 102.1 MHz (Karagahatenna)
  • 102.1 MHz (Radella/Nuwara Eliya)
  • 102.3 MHz (Haputale)
  • 102.3 MHz (Yatiyantota)
  • 107.5 MHz (Kokavil)

SLBC Commercial Service in Tamil (Thendral)

  • 104.7 MHz (Colombo)
  • 104.7 MHz (Deniyaya)
  • 104.7 MHz (Hunasgiriya)
  • 104.7 MHz (Jaffna)
  • 104.7 MHz (Karagahatenna)
  • 104.7 MHz (Radella/Nuwara Eliya)
  • 104.9 MHz (Haputale)
  • 104.9 MHz (Kokavil)
  • 104.9 MHz (Yatiyanota)

SLBC English Service

(Radio Sri Lanka, includes relays of BBC World Service in English)
  • 90.1 MHz (Haputale)
  • 97.4 MHz (Colombo)
  • 97.4 MHz (Deniyaya)
  • 97.4 MHz (Hunasgiriya)
  • 97.4 MHz (Karagahatenna)
  • 97.4 MHz (Radella/Nuwara Eliya)
  • 97.6 MHz (Yatiyantota)

SLBC City FM

  • 89.6 MHz (Colombo)
  • 89.6 MHz (Deniyaya)
  • 89.6 MHz (Hunasgiriya)
  • 89.6 MHz (Karagahatenna)
  • 89.6 MHz (Radella)
  • 89.8 MHz (Haputale)
  • 89.8 MHz (Kokavil)
  • 89.8 MHz (Yatiyantota)

SLBC Sports Service

Operates irregularly when required for sports coverage on FM frequencies of SLBC Vidula Service and YAL FM

Vidula (Children's Channel)

0000-1630 in Sinhala, Tamil and English
  • 107.3 MHz (Colombo)
  • 107.5 MHz (Yatiyantota)

SLBC REGIONALSERVICES

  • Akkaraipattu
    , Ampara District (Thirayi Sevaya): Haputale 102.1 MHz
  • Anuradhapura
    (Rajarata Sevaya): Anuradhapura 90.1 MHz, Karaghatenna 107.3 MHz
  • Batticaloa
    (Pirai FM in Tamil): Karaghatenna 102.3 MHz
  • Jaffna
    (Palali Sevaya / YAL FM): Jaffna 90.1 MHz, Palali 102.1 MHz in Tamil and Sinhala (see also Sports Service)
  • Kandy
    (Kandurata Sevaya): Hanthana 90.1 MHz, Radella/Nuwara Eliya 107.3 MHz, Hunasgiriya 107.5 MHz
  • Kurunegala
    (Wayamba Handa): Karaghatenna 90.1 MHz
  • Matara
    (Ruhunu Sevaya): Haputale 107.5 MHz, Deniyaya 107.3 MHz 5 kW

SLBC COMMUNITY STATIONS:

  • Badulla
    (Uva Community Radio): Haputale 97.6 MHz
  • Dambana
    (Dambana Radio in Sinhala): Giradurukotte 97.6 MHz
  • Mawathura
    (Kothmale FM): Mawathura 97.6 MHz 0.3 kW

SLBC EXTERNAL SERVICES:

Language Times (UTC) Frequencies (kHz)
Bengali (S Asia)
0115-0130
11905
Hindi (S Asia)
0130-0230
11905
Hindi/Malayalam/Tamil/Telugu (S Asia)
1115-1215
9720
Sinhala (Middle East)
1630-1830
11750
Tamil (S Asia)
Fri 0630-0800
1125
Tamil (Middle East)
1700-1800
11835

All shortwave transmissions are via Trincomalee, Sri Lanka.

SLBC also operates a mediumwave transmitting station at Puttalam using 882 kHz 200/400 kW (see Trans World Radio below), and 1125 kHz 50 kW (available for hire by international broadcasters).

Trincomalee Relay Station (08°44'N, 81°10'E ):
Perkara
Trincomalee

Mediumwave: 1548 kHz 400 kW
Shortwave: 2x300 kW, 1x250 kW, all operating at 250 kW

Sri Lanka map

A more detailed map is also available (about 200 kB).

SLBC Transmitter sites:
Colombo (FM), Western Province
Deniyaya (FM), Matara District, Southern Province
Haputale (FM), Badulla District, Uva Province
Hunasgiriya (FM), Kandy District, Central Province
Karaghatenna (FM), Matale District, Central Province
Palali (FM), near Jaffna
Radella (FM), Nanu Oya, Nuwara Eliya District, Central Province
Yatiantota (FM), Kegalla District, Sabaragamuwa Province

Other Domestic Radio Services in Sri Lanka

Area Site Frequency Note
China Radio International (CRI) in Chinese, English, Sinhala and Tamil
Colombo
Colombo
97.9
E FM (Colombo Communications Ltd) in English
Colombo
Colombo
88.3
Kandy
Hunnasgiriya
88.3
Matara
Gongala
88.3
FM Derana (Power House Pvt Ltd) in Sinhala
Bandarawela
Nayabedda
92.4
Colombo
Colombo
92.4
Jaffna
Jaffna
92.2
Kandy
Hantana
92.4
Matale
Gammaduwa
92.4
Matara
Gongala
92.4
Nuwara Elliya
Kikiliyamana
92.2
Ratnapura
Ratnapura
92.2
Fox FM (Asset Radio Broadcasting Pvt Ltd) in English
Colombo
Rajagiriya
91.4
Kandy
Hantana
91.4
Gold FM (Asia Broadcasting Corporation Pvt Ltd) in English
Badulla
Madolsima
93.2
Colombo
Colombo
93.0
Jaffna
Jaffna
93.2
Kandy
Hunnasgiriya
93.0
Matale
Gammaduwa
93.0
Matara
Gongala
93.0
Nuwara Elliya
Kikiliyamana
93.2
Ratnapura
Ratnapura
93.2
Hiru FM (Asia Broadcasting Corporation Pvt Ltd) in Sinhala
Badulla
Madolsima
96.3
Colombo
Colombo
96.1
Kandy
Hunnasgiriya
96.1
Jaffna
Jaffna
96.3
Matale
Gammaduwa
96.1
Matara
Gongala
96.1
Nuwara Elliya
Kikiliyamana
96.3
Ratnapura
Minuwangala
96.3
Isara (Telshan Networks Pvt Ltd) in Sinhala
Badulla
Namunukula
89.1
Colombo
Colombo
89.3
Kandy
Hantana
89.1
Karagastenna
Karagastenna
89.1
Matara
Gongala
89.3
Namunukula
Karagastenna
89.1
Nuwara Elliya
Nuwara Elliya
89.1
Piliyandala
Piliyandala
89.1
Polgahawela
Polgahawela
89.3
Ratnapura
Ratnapura
89.3
ITN FM (Independent Television Network) in Sinhala
Bandarawela
Nayabedda
93.5
Colombo
Wickramasinghapura
93.7
Kandy
Hunasgiriya
93.5
Kegalla
Yatiantota
93.5
Kokavil
Kokavil
93.5
Matale
Karaghatenna
93.7
Matara
Deniyaya
93.7
Kiss FM (Voice of Asia Network Pvt Ltd) in English
Colombo
Colombo
96.9
Kandy
Hantana
96.9
Lak FM (Lak View Broadcasting Pvt Ltd) in Sinhala
Bandarawela
Nayabedda
106.0
Colombo
Rajagiriya
106.2
Kandy
Hantana
106.2
Kegalla
Yatiantota
106.0
Matale
Karaghatenna
106.2
Matara
Gongala
106.2
Nuwara Elliya
Single Tree
106.2
Ratnapura
Ratnapura
106.0
Lakviru FM (Lakviru Radio and Television Network Pvt Ltd)
Matale
Gammaduwa
105.4
Nuwara Elliya
Kikiliyamana
105.2
Legends FM (Ruras Lanka Pvt Ltd) in English
Colombo
Colombo
96.6
Jaffna
Jaffna
96.6
Kandy
Hantana
96.6
Kurunegala
Kurunegala
96.6
Matara
Gongala
96.6
Lite FM (TNL Radio Network Pvt Ltd) in English
Colombo
Colombo
87.8
Kandy
Hantana
87.8
Matara
Gongala
87.8
Nuwara Elliya
Mount Oliphant
87.6
Neth FM (Asset Radio Broadcasting Pvt Ltd) in Sinhala
Bandarawela
Nayabedda
94.8
Colombo
Rajagiriya
95.0
Kandy
Hantana
95.0
Kandy
Hunnasgiriya
94.8
Kegalla
Yatiantota
94.8
Matale
Laggala
95.0
Matara
Gongala
95.0
Ratnapura
Ratnapura
95.0
Rangiri Sri Lanka (Rangiri Dambulla Development Foundation) in Sinhala
Bandarawela
Nayabedda
105.7
Kegalla
Yatiantota
105.7
Matale
Gammaduwa
104.4
Matara
Gongala
104.4
RanOne FM (Colombo Communications Ltd) in Sinhala
Bandarawela
Nayabedda
100.5
Colombo
Colombo
100.5
Kegalle
Mahagalkanda
88.1
Matale
Gammaduwa
88.1
Matara
Gongala
88.1
Ratnapura
Ratnapura
100.5
Real Radio (Voice of Asia Network Pvt Ltd) in English
Colombo
Colombo
97.1
Kandy
Hantana
97.1
Matale
Gongala
97.1
Red FM (Sky Media Network) in English
Colombo
Colombo
107.8
Rhythm World (TNL Radio Network Pvt Ltd) in Sinhala
Colombo
Colombo
95.6
Kandy
Hantana
95.6
Matale
Karaghatenna
95.6
Matara
Gongala
95.6
Nuwara Elliya
Mount Oliphant
95.8
Seth FM (The Friend Media Networks Pvt Ltd) in Sinhala
Negombo
Negombo
103.1
Shaa FM (Asia Broadcasting Corporation Pvt Ltd) in Sinhala
Badulla
Madolsima
91.1
Colombo
Colombo
90.9
Jaffna
Jaffna
91.1
Kandy
Hunnasgiriya
90.9
Matale
Gammaduwa
90.9
Matara
Gongala
90.9
Nuwara Elliya
Kikiliyamana
91.1
Ratnapura
Ratnapura
91.1
Shakthi FM (MBC Networks Pvt Ltd) in Tamil
Bandarawela
Nayabedda
103.9
Colombo
Colombo
104.1
Jaffna
Jaffna
104.1
Kalutara
Kalutara
103.9
Kandy
Hantana
104.1
Kandy
Hunnasgiriya
103.9
Kilinochchi
Kilinochchi
103.9
Mannar
Mannar
104.1
Matale
Gammaduwa
104.1
Matara
Gongala
104.1
Nuwara Elliya
Mount Oliphant
103.9
Trincomalee
Trincomalee
103.9
Vavuniya
Vavuniya
103.9
Shree FM (Colombo Communications Ltd) in Sinhala
Bandarawela
Nayabedda
100.0
Colombo
Colombo
100.0
Kandy
Hunnasgiriya
100.0
Kegalle
Mahagalkanda
100.2
Matale
Gammaduwa
100.2
Matara
Gongala
100.2
Ratnapura
Ratnapura
100.0
Sirasa FM (MBC Networks Pvt Ltd) in Sinhala
Bandarawela
Nayabedda
106.7
Colombo
Colombo
106.5
Jaffna
Jaffna
106.5
Kalutara
Kalutara
106.7
Kandy
Hantana
106.5
Kandy
Hunnasgiriya
106.7
Kurunegala
Kurunegala
106.5
Magalkanda
Magalkanda
106.5
Matale
Gammaduwa
106.5
Matara
Gongala
106.5
Nuwara Elliya
Mount Oliphant
106.7
Ratnapura
Ratnapura
106.7
Siyatha FM (Voice of Asia Network Pvt Ltd) in Sinhala
Bandarawela
Nayabedda
98.4
Colombo
Colombo
98.4
Kandy
Hantana
98.4
Matale
Gammaduwa
98.4
Matara
Gongala
98.4
Nuwara Elliya
Kikiliyamana
98.2
Sooriyan FM (Asia Broadcasting Corporation Pvt Ltd) in Tamil
Badulla
Madolsima
103.4
Colombo
Colombo
103.6
Jaffna
Jaffna
103.4
Kandy
Hunnasgiriya
103.6
Mannar
Mannar
103.4
Matale
Gammaduwa
103.6
Matara
Gongala
103.6
Nuwara Elliya
Kikiliyamana
103.4
Ratnapura
Ratnapura
103.4
Trincomalee
Trincomalee
103.4
Vauniya
Vauniya
103.4
Sun FM (Asia Broadcasting Corporation Pvt Ltd) in English
Badulla
Madolsima
98.7
Colombo
Colombo
98.9
Jaffna
Jaffna
98.9
Kandy
Hunnasgiriya
98.9
Kilinochchi
Kilinochchi
98.7
Matale
Gammaduwa
98.9
Matara
Gongala
98.9
Nuwara Elliya
Kikiliyamana
98.7
Ratnapura
Ratnapura
98.7
Tamil FM (Sky Media Network) in Tamil
Colombo
Colombo
99.5
Jaffna
Jaffna
99.7
Kokavil
Kokavil
99.5
The Buddhist Radio (People's Media Network Pvt Ltd) in Sinhala
Bandarawela
Nayabedda
101.3
Colombo
Rajagiriya (Fairway)
101.3
Kandy
Hantana
101.3
Matale
Karaghatenna
101.5
Matara
Gongala
101.5
Nuwara Elliya
Hunasgiriya
101.3
TNL Radio (TNL Radio Network Pvt Ltd) in English
Colombo
Colombo
99.2
Colombo
Colombo
101.8
Kandy
Hantana
99.2
Matara
Gongala
101.8
Nuwara Elliya
Mount Oliphant
101.8
V FM (Lanka Television Network Pvt Ltd) in Sinhala
Bandarawela
Nayabedda
107.0
Colombo
Colombo
107.0
Matale
Gammaduwa
107.0
Matara
Gongala
107.0
Varnam FM (Voice of Asia Network Pvt Ltd) in Tamil
Bandarawela
Nayabedda
90.6
Colombo
Colombo
90.6
Jaffna
Jaffna
90.6
Kandy
Hantana
90.6
Matale
Gammaduwa
90.6
Matara
Gongala
90.6
Nuwara Elliya
Kikiliyamana
90.4
Vasantham FM (Independent Television Network) in Tamil
Bandarawela
Nayabedda
102.6
Colombo
Rajagiriya
102.8
Jaffna
Jaffna
102.8
Kegalla
Yatiantota
102.6
Kokavil
Kokavil
102.6
Matale
Karaghatenna
102.8
Uda
Radella
102.8
Y FM (MBC Networks Pvt Ltd) in Sinhala
Bandarawela
Nayabedda
92.7
Colombo
Colombo
92.7
Jaffna
Jaffna
92.7
Kalutara
Kalutara
92.7
Kandy
Hantana
92.7
Kurunegala
Kurunegala
92.7
Matale
Gammaduwa
92.7
Matara
Gongala
92.7
Ratnapura
Ratnapura
92.7
Yes FM (MBC Networks Pvt Ltd) in English
Colombo
Colombo
101.0
Jaffna
Jaffna
101.0
Kandy
Hantana
101.0
Kurunegala
Kurunegala
101.0
Matara
Gongala
101.0
Nuwara Elliya
Mount Oliphant
100.8
You FM (MGMR Networks Pvt Ltd) in Sinhala
Colombo
Colombo
95.3
Kandy
Hantana
95.3

Asia Broadcasting Corporation (Pvt) Ltd

35th Floor, East Tower
World Trade Centre
Colombo 01
Tel: +94 11 2337555

Asset Radio Broadcasting (Pvt) Ltd

09C Ocean Tower Building
Station Road
Bambalapitya
Colombo 4
Tel: +94 11 2507080
Fax: +94 11 5342434

Colombo Communications Ltd

686 Galle Road
Colombo 3
Tel: +94 11 557777
Fax: +94 11 2505796

Friend Media Network (Pvt) Ltd

No 28 Colombo Road
Negombo
Tel: +94 31 4936062

Independent Television Network

Wickramasinghepura
Baththaramulla
Colombo District

Power House (Pvt) Ltd

No. 320, T.B. Jayah Mawatha
Colombo 10

Telshan Networks (Pvt) Ltd

Dampe
Piliyandala
Colombo District

Voice of Asia Network (Pvt) Ltd

117/03 Hunupitiya Lake Road
Colombo

Other International Broadcasters

International Broadcasting Bureau (IBB, Government of USA)

Iranawila Relay Station (07°06'N, 79°54'E):
Shortwave: 4x500 kW, 6x250 kW

Relays programmes of Voice of America (VOA), Radio Azadi, Radio Free Afghanistan, Radio Free Asia, Radio Liberty and Radio Sawa. Closed down in June 2016.

Trans World Radio India (TWR)

Puttalam (07° 58' 35N", 79° 48' 08"E):
Mediumwave: 882 kHz 400 kW (transmitter operated by SLBC)
Shortwave: 1x12.5 kW (not currently in use)

Address in Colombo:
PO Box 364
91 Wijerama Mawatha
Colombo 7
Tel: +94 1 2685235-7
Fax: +94 1 2685245
Address in New Delhi:
PO Box 407
L-15 Green Park
New Delhi 110016
India
Tel: +91 11 26515790
Fax: +91 11 26868049