Sri Lanka to provide audiovisual entertainment at public places

MUMBAI: Sri Lankans will soon find themselves entertained and enlightened by television channels in bus stands and railway stations. To popularise broadcasting and television among the public, the Information and Media Ministry has initiated a project that provides audiovisual entertainment at crowded public places.

Sri Lanka Rupavahini Corporation, the Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation and the Independent Television Network are jointly sponsoring the project.

The program's first stage is launched under the theme Gamane Giman Nivana Madhya Sathkaaraya (media sponsorship to ease tension of traveling). Starting with Colombo Fort Railway Station, the facilities will be installed in Polgahawela, Kurunegala, Maradana, Kalutara, Gampaha and Anuradhapur railway stations also.

This innovation is nothing new for the Indians. Presently Sahara's Hindi news channel Sahara Samay holds the rights to telecast its news channels on railway stations in Mumbai. Earlier news channels NDTV and Aaj Tak had also tried their hands at providing infotainment to the public on railway stations.

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